Saturday, 14 May 2011

A Swiss airplane

A Swiss airplane, powered by solar energy has left the Swiss village Payerne for it's first international flight to Brussels in Belgium. The trip will take around 12 hours.

The Solar Impulse combines the wingspan of a commercial airliner with the weight of a car. The wings are covered with solar cells that provide the electric motors with power. The inventors of the Solar Impulse wrote history last year when they circled for 24 hours over Switzerland, by only using solar energy. The team has planned to fly around the world within 2 years.

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