Around the world in a solar plane

IDG News Service | Jul 26, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 makes history as the first solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe.

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This plane just made HISTORY

as the first solar aircraft to
CIRCUMNAVIGATE the globe

SOLAR IMPULSE 2 took
Off from CAIRO, EGYPT

On the 17th leg of a
16 MONTH journey

crossing over 43,000 KM
without a single drop of fuel

thanks to the thousands of
SOLAR CELLS lining its body

Hot temperatures in the
MIDDLE EAST made it hard

for the pilot to BREATH
without an OXYGEN MASK

and TURBULENCE made
it difficult to sleep

But plane and pilot pushed on

“Today is the victory of the perseverance of the team.
The power to dream. The power to get out of our comfort zone
and to try to create something different in the world.”

The INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF CLEAN TECHNOLOGY

Will carry on the SOLAR IMPULSE legacy

as champions of CLEAN, RENEWABLE ENERGY
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