29 Jun '15, 6am

#Solar #Impulse takes off at Nagoya endeavoring to reach #Hawaii via @Solarserver

On June 29th , 2015 at 3:03 am local time Japan (6:03 pm GMT on June 28th ) Swiss pilot André Borschberg took off in the single seater solar photovoltaic (PV) powered aircraft Solar Impulse from Nagoya endeavoring to reach Hawaii, in what will be the longest exploration leg of the Solar Impulse’s Round-The-World mission. 5 days and 5 nights non-stop Attempting the first ever Round-The-World solar flight to inspire innovation and encourage the use of clean technologies, the solar powered airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will try again to make a historical oceanic flight that will last at least 5 days and 5 nights non-stop. The first 10 hours of flight were difficult for the team who had to solve technical problems before giving the final go to head for Hawaii when Solar Impulse was already off the coast of Japan. This is a second attempt after diverting the...

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