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Solar plane resumes flight around the world after 9-month delay

Solar Impulse 2 takes to the skies again, watch its journey around the world live.

@seanridgeley
Published Fri, Apr 22 2016 12:08 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Experimental plane Solar Impulse 2 is again back in the skies following a nine-month delay for repairs. Its last trip was dampened by overheating batteries, but it still managed to set a record for longest duration of a nonstop solo flight when going from Japan to Hawaii.

The vehicle is of course powered by solar. As planes are a major contributor to pollution, the mission here is to encourage clean energy. And there's no better way to do that than fly Solar Impulse 2 around the entire world, which is what's happening as you read this. You can watch the launch here and the journey live via the stream above.

Solar plane resumes flight around the world after 9-month delay | TweakTown.com
NEWS SOURCE:npr.org

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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