Solar Impulse Set For First Intercontinental Flight
The Solar Impulse, the world's largest solar-aircraft will be setting another milestone today when it flies across the Mediterranean on its first intercontinental flight.
This journey represents the final tune-up flight before the Solar Impulse flies around the world in 2014. Earlier in the year, the Solar Impulse set a record fly time for a solar powered plane, 26 hours.
Today, the plane will fly from Switzerland to Morocco, with a stop-off in Madrid. Averaging only 44 mph, incorporating the Solar Impulse into the system of big, faster commercial jets, which average 529 mph, has proven to be a tricky process.
Track the flight live through Solar Impulse's Twitter feed: @solarimpulse.
Image credit: Solar Impulse
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