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US flight from sea to shining sea
The age of aviation adventures is back. Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg hopes to join the ranks of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhardt as his company seeks to make new flying records for its solar-powered airplanes. Their next adventure will be an intercontinental flight across the US, from San Francisco to Phoenix, Dallas, Atlanta, or St Louis, before landing in Washington DC, then taking off for their final destination, New York City.
Solar Impulse has already completed several record-breaking solar flights, including the first night flight and one across the Mediterranean Sea. The next big goal of the company is to fly around the world in 2015.
In this gallery, we'll take a look at the Solar Impulse planes, records, flight history, and how they fly.