The solar-powered plane that can fly through the night…

solar-powered planeThe world’s first solar-powered plane is capable of soaring through the skies without a drop of fuel – even after the sun has set.

The unique design of the Solar Impulse HB-SIA – which has a wingspan greater than a Boeing 747 yet weighs less than some family cars – means it can absorb enough energy during daylight hours to continue flying through the night.

The daring Swiss inventors behind the aircraft are currently getting ready to fly across America in the Solar Impulse in preparation for their long term goal; a solar-powered flight around the world.

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA has been authorised to take to the skies over the U.S., and Bertrand Piccard and his co-creator and fellow pilot Andre Borschberg are set to take off from San Francisco next month ending in New York City.

source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2302686/Solar-Impulse-HB-SIA-The-solar-powered-plane-fly-night–hopefully-make-way-world.html

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