Solar Impulse Completes Historic Flight From Japan to Hawaii Without Fuel

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Solar Impulse Completes Historic Flight From Japan to Hawaii Without Fuel

by RP Siegel
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Back in January, I was in Abu Dhabi, where I had the opportunity to see the Solar Impulse airplane and meet the pilots as they prepared to begin their historic round-the-world flight, the first of its kind.

On July 3rd, I watched on my computer, courtesy of the Solar Impulse website as the plane landed in Hawaii, completing a 5-day Pacific crossing from Nagoya, Japan. Andre Borschberg’s four day and 22 hour flight was the longest solo flight in aviation history. Of course, a flight like this would never have been possible with any kind of conventional airplane, because of the amount of fuel that would be required. In all, the flight covered 5,128 miles.

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Keywords: Energy | Alternative Energy | Altran. | Andre Borschberg | Bayer | Bertrand Piccard | Justmeans | Renewable Energy | Schindler | Solar Impulse | Solvay

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