Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Solar Impulse Circumnavigated The Globe Without A Single Drop Of Fuel

image credit: reflexiste

After 23 days of flight and over 43,041 km travelled, the Solar Impulse 2 has completed a historic mission, completing the world's first, around-the-globe solar flight without using a single drop of fuel.

Piloted by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, Solar Impulse 2 first embarked on the 17 leg journey from Abu Dhabi on March 9, 2015. The duo just recently completed their mission because the pilots faced a nine-month delay last year after the plane's batteries were damaged during a flight from Japan to Hawaii.

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