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Solar-Powered Plane Makes First Successful Flight

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    Last Updated: April 8, 2010

    lilbridge writes “The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane covered in 12,000 solar cells, took its maiden flight today in Switzerland. The plane stayed aloft for 87 minutes, performing test maneuvers as well as completing a successful takeoff and landing. With the first test flight behind them, the developers can focus on gearing up for their around-the-world solar powered flight set for 2012.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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