Sunday, July 07, 2013

Solar Powered Plane Lands in New York

Completing the final leg of a long journey, all the way across the U.S., an airplane powered entirely by solar power landed in New York at JFK late Saturday night.

The Solar Impulse, runs its "engines" with the power from 12,000 solar cells in its wings. Part of the power collected is stored in batteries so that the plane can fly at night.

With the wingspan of a jumbo jet and the weight of a compact car, the Solar Impulse left San Francisco in May on what is hoped to be an around-the-world journey.

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