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Fraser
2013-Mar-29, 06:50 PM
On May 1, the world’s first solar-powered plane will take off from Moffett Field in Mountain View, California — the home of NASA’s Ames Research Center – and fly across the US to New York. Even though the Solar Impulse plane could probably fly non-stop, day and night with no fuel, instead it will make [...]

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KaiYeves
2013-Mar-29, 11:24 PM
Oh, I read about this in Air and Space Smithsonian a few months ago!

swampyankee
2013-Mar-30, 01:31 PM
It's also not the first solar-powered plane. NASA flew one about ten years ago. I'll add the link when I get to my laptop.