25 Apr '16, 6am

Solar Impulse completes crossing of the Pacific Ocean with several world records

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the first solar airplane capable of flying day and night without using a drop of fuel – left Hawaii on April 21st , 2016 at 6:15 am local time and landed at the Moffett Airfield on April 23rd , at 11:44 pm local time completing the crossing of the Pacific Ocean with several world records. By attempting the first solar flight around the world, pushing back the boundaries of the possible, and taking on a project deemed impossible by industry experts, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg want to support concrete actions for sustainability and show that the world can be run on clean technologies. At the controls of Si2, Bertrand Piccard touched down at the Moffett Airfield, home to NASA’s Ames Research Centre and to Google’s Planetary Ventures, after a flight of three days and two nights and 2,810 miles (4,523 km) arriving from Hawaii and completing th...

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