Solar Plane Lands in California
Our next story takes us to the sunny skies of California, where a solar powered plane is one step closer to circling the globe.
The Solar Impulse 2 landed in the Golden State Sunday, after a two and a half day flight across the Pacific. The plane took off from Hawaii last week. This after being stalled for more than nine months following a battery malfunction in the previous leg of the trip.
Resembling a giant high-tech dragonfly, the experimental plane requires near perfect conditions to fly. Because the plane travels at about the same speed as a car, the trip from Hawaii to California took about 62 hours.
The Solar Impulse 2 will make several stops in the U.S., before a tricky flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
Website Article & Map: The Golden Fight
Website Article: Extreme Tech, Solar Impulse 2, as Large as a 747
Graphic: Phys.org, Solar Impulse