Solar-powered plane takes flight across U.S.

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Friday, May 03, 2013

Reuters: A solar-powered airplane that developers hope to eventually pilot around the world took off early on Friday from San Francisco Bay.

The plane, dubbed the Solar Impulse, departed shortly after 6 a.m. local time from Moffett Field, a joint civil-military airport near the south end of San Francisco, heading first to Phoenix on a slow-speed flight expected to take 15 to 20 hours.

 

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