Solar powered plane makes iconic flight

This week a solar powered aeroplane ‘Solar impulse’ made a flight over the iconic Golden gate bridge in San Francisco – capturing attention once again.

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It’s team are preparing for a flight across America.

The Solar impulse was designed as proof of principle for powered flight without fossil fuels and it’s designers are aiming for perpetual flight.

It has been created by Bertrand Piccard (who also co-piloted the first non-stop flight around the world in a balloon) and André Borschberg.

The team have already proved the ability of the solar impulse to fly day and night way back in 2010 when André flew from 6.51am on the 7th July and didn’t land until 9am on the 8th.

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