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Solar Impulse 2: Solar-Powered Plane Lands in Phoenix After 16-Hour Flight From San Francisco

3 May 2016, 10:35 am

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The Solar Impulse 2 took off at 8:03 a.m. EDT Monday and landed around 12:04 a.m. EDT Tuesday. This was the plane’s first flight across North America with New York City as its final stop.

Goodbye San Francisco: the heart of the Silicon Valley, where the pilots met high-profile innovators and tech entrepreneurs, explorers also devoted to changing the rules of the game.

At the controls, André Borschberg reconnects with the emotions of his record-breaking oceanic flight. On his way to Phoenix, he flies over places where many pioneering ideas are developed: the SpaceX airbase and the Mojave Desert – famous for its experimental aviation stories.

Solar Impulse lands in one of the states with the highest penetration of solar energy. A solar state welcoming a futuristic airplane

Headline image: solarimpulse.com

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