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First night flight by a solar plane (photos)

A plane developed by Solar Impulse landed Thursday morning after a 26-hour flight that was entirely powered by solar energy.
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A plane developed by Solar Impulse landed Thursday morning after a 26-hour flight that was entirely powered by solar energy. Pilot André Borschberg, CEO and co-founder of the Solar Impulse project said, “I have just flown more than 26 hours without using a drop of fuel and without causing any pollution!.”

Getting ready for takeoff.

Credit: Solar Impulse.

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On the runway.

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CEO and co-founder of Solar Impulse André Borschberg is at the controls.

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A previous photo of Solar Impulse.

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The Solar Impulse HB-SIA has a 64-meter wingspan.

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