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The Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered plane completes its trip around the worldPilot Bertrand Piccard safely landed the Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered plane in Abu Dhabi this evening completing the plane's historic flight around the world using only sunlight for fuel. The trip began in Abu Dhabi on March 9, 2015, and concluded July...
The solar impulse two solar powered airplane has completed his historic flight around the world using only sunlight for fuel. The solar impulse two begin his journey and the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. It's on March 9, 2015, and completed its mission landing back in Abu Dhabi on July 25, 2016. The Solar Impulse team and its famous pilot Swiss engineer and businessman Andre Borschberg And Swiss Psychiatrist and Aeronaut Bertrand Piccard, began this long journey with their first solar powered flight back in December of 2003. The goal of solar impulse was to spring worldwide attention to clean technology Improve that flying an aircraft using renewable resources like sunlight was indeed a real possibility. The trip had its fair share of challenges like rough weather, a pilot's illness ,and overcoming technical obstacles, like overheating batteries. Which stranded the team in Hawaii for a period. But in the end the Solar Impulse completed its journey, and has opened the minds of aviation experts around the world, proving that it's possible, and propelling the aviation industry forward towards a cleaner future. Read more about the Solar Impulse II solar powered airplane at CNET.com.