Solar airplane completes 62-hour flight without fuel

A plane powered by solar energy has completed a 62-hour flight without any fuel. Solar Impulse 2 took off on Thursday from Hawaii and landed in California completing its crossing of […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A plane powered by solar energy has completed a 62-hour flight without any fuel.

Solar Impulse 2 took off on Thursday from Hawaii and landed in California completing its crossing of the Pacific Ocean.

The plane started the journey in July last year in a flight from Nagoya in Japan to Hawaii that lasted 117 hours and 52 minutes.

That’s part of the team’s aim of achieving an around-the-world-flight with the solar airplane.

It is the first solar plane capable to fly day and night without any fuel, only using energy stored in its batteries.

André Borschberg, Co-founder of the project said: “This flight was a huge step in the adventure and Bertrand Piccard accomplished it like a professional pilot.”