Solar Impulse 2 Airplane Powered Entirely By The Sun Makes Trip Around World

Posted on Mar 10 2015 - 9:27am by Steve M

Solar Impulse 2 Airplane

The future has arrived in the form of a solar powered airplane making a trip around the world. The Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi yesterday with plans of going around the world. The Solar Impulse 2 is being piloted by the co-founders of this amazing plane, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg. The solar powered airplane will make 12 stops across the globe.

Solar Impulse 2 Flight

The Solar Impulse 2 has 17,000 solar panels, and batteries, which allow it to fly day and night. The first stops are in India, Myanmar, and China. After that it will cross the Pacific Ocean for three stops in the US. Video of this amazing plane in action after the break.

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