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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
By Sean Ridgeley from Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:08 CDT

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.

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NEWS SOURCES:Npr.org


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