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The experimental aircraft "Solar Impules" takes off for its first transcontinental flight to Morocco from the airbase in Payerne, Switzerland.

Solar Plane Begins 1st Transcontinental Flight

An experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Switzerland on its first transcontinental flight Thursday, aiming to reach North Africa next week. Pilot Andre Borschberg planned to take the jumbo jet-size Solar Impulse plane on its first leg to Madrid, Spain, by Friday. His colleague Bertrand Piccard will take the helm of the aircraft for the […]

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