Mesmerizing Ride in a Solar-Powered Plane

March 6, 2015 - Swiss explorers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg hope to be the first to fly around the world using only the power of the sun. After taking off from Abu Dhabi next week, the duo will take turns piloting the plane they conceived, known as Solar Impulse 2. The plane, made from ultralight carbon fiber, advanced batteries, solar cells, and electric motors, is designed to fly day and night over vast distances.

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Video courtesy: Solar Impulse SA