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Solar plane powers on over Atlantic after turbulence

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:39 PM

UPDATED The solar powered plane is set to land in Spain s southern Seville airport early Thursday

SOLAR IMPULSE 2. A handout picture made available by Solar Impulse shows Swiss long-range experimental solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) taking off from JFK International Airport in New York, USA, June 20, 2016. Photo by Solar Impulse/REZO/JEAN REVILLARD/EPA

Solar Impulse 2 begins Atlantic crossing

Jun 20, 2016 - 5:05 PM

UPDATED The solar powered plane heads for Spain s Seville airport in one of the most difficult legs of its journey around the world

Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland pilots the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft as it takes off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York early on June 20, 2016.  The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft set off from New York's JFK airport early June 20, embarking on the transatlantic leg of its record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy. / AFP PHOTO / TREVOR COLLENS

Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft sets off for New York

Jun 11, 2016 - 12:11 PM

UPDATED The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is on the 14th leg of an east west journey that began March 9 2015 in Abu Dhabi and has taken the aircraft across Asia and the Pacific to the United States

SUCCESSFUL LANDING. Swiss adventurer and pilot Bertrand Piccard (L) and pilot Andre Borschberg (R) acknowledge the crowd after Borschberg landed Solar Impulse 2 in Dayton, Ohio, USA on May 21, 2016. Photo from Solar Impulse/EPA

Solar Impulse 2 plane lands in Dayton

May 22, 2016 - 2:45 PM

It takes the solar powered plane 16 hours and 34 minutes to travel from Tulsa Oklahoma to Dayton Ohio

epa05322470 A handout image made available by Solar Impulse on 21 May 2016 shows Swiss adventurer and pilot, Bertrand Piccard (L) and pilot Andre Borschberg (R) acknowledge the crowd after Borschberg landed Solar Impulse 2 in Dayton, Ohio, USA, 21 May 2016. Solar Impulse landed in Dayton, Ohio with Andre Borschberg at the controls. Departed from Abu Dhabi on 09 March 2015, the Round-the-World Solar Flight will take 500 flight hours and cover 35,000 kilometres. EPA/SOLAR IMPULSE / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Oklahoma on record-breaking flight

May 13, 2016 - 9:45 AM

UPDATED This feels like a really great success says Solar Impulse team member Christoph Schlettig

TAKE OFF. A handout picture provided by Solar Impulse shows the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft after take off at Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona, USA, May 12, 2016. Handout photo by Christophe Chammarin/Solar Impulse/EPA

Solar Impulse 2 resumes round-the-world flight

Apr 22, 2016 - 8:50 AM

The plane is expected to cross the United States stopping in New York before a trans Atlantic flight to Europe from where the pilots plan to make their way back to the point of departure in Abu Dhabi

AROUND THE WORLD. A handout picture made available through Global Newsroom shows team members working on the plane shortly before Solar Impulse2, a solar-powered plane piloted by Piccard, successfully took off from Kalaeloa Airport, O'ahu, Hawaii, April 21, 2016. Handout photo by Christophe Chammartin/EPA

Solar Impulse 2 ready to fly again by April 20 – spokeswoman

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:07 PM

But the next leg of the sun powered plane s journey has not yet been decided says pilot Andre Borschberg

SOLAR-POWERED FLIGHT. Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard (L) and pilot Andre Borschberg, celebrate after Borschberg landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii, on July 3, 2015. File photo by Eugene Tanner/AFP

Solar Impulse 2 plane grounded in Hawaii for 'several months'

Jul 15, 2015 - 8:08 PM

UPDATED The plane traveled half of the world without using a drop of fuel

Solar Impulse lands in Hawaii, completing historic flight

Jul 04, 2015 - 12:06 PM

The 4 000 mile leg from Nagoya Japan to Hawaii is not only the world s longest solar powered flight both in terms of flying time and distance; it also set the record for longest solo flight by time

SOLAR-POWERED. A handout image provided by Solar Impulse shows the Solar Impulse 2 approaching Kalaeloa Airport with Andre Borschberg at the controls, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA, 03 July 2015. The solar-powered plane on a round-the-world journey landed in Hawaii after a record-breaking five-day flight from Japan. Photo by Solar Impulse/Jean Revillard/Rezo/Handout/EPA

Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

Jun 30, 2015 - 3:44 PM

This puts the plane and its veteran pilot more than 36 hours into the toughest leg of the bid to circumnavigate the planet using only the power of the sun

SOLAR IMPULSE 2. A handout photograph provided by Solar Impulse shows Solar Impulse 2 being prepared for take off from Nagoya with Andre Borschberg at the controls, in Nagoya, Japan, 28 June 2015. Photo by SOLAR IMPULSE/ Jean Revillard/EPA

Solar Impulse takes off on delayed Pacific flight

Jun 29, 2015 - 7:08 AM

The journey to Hawaii is 7 900 kilometers 4 900 miles and is expected to last at least 5 days and 5 nights

SOLAR IMPULSE 2. Solar Impulse 2 flies over Japan. Image courtesy Solar Impulse / Anna Pizzolante / REZO.ch