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Solar Impulse 2 completes historic round-the-world trip: Incredible welcome for pilots in Abu Dhabi (Watch)

Solar Impulse 2 completes historic round-the-world trip: Incredible welcome for pilots in Abu Dhabi (Watch)

Solar Impulse 2 has completed a 40,000-km journey in 17 legs. It has taken more than 500 hours of flying over the Arabian Sea, India, Myanmar, China, the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the US, southern Europe and North Africa.

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history today as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 40,000 kilometre journey that began more than a year ago.

Watch: Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 lands in Pennsylvania!

Watch: Sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 lands in Pennsylvania!

The sun-powered single-seater aircraft, piloted by Swiss explorer Bertrand Piccard reached its destination at 8:49 pm CDT after a near 17-hour flight from Dayton, Ohio.

Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight

Solar-powered plane to soar again on round-the-world flight

The solar-powered plane, which stores energy in batteries for when the sun is not shining, will stop in New York before a transatlantic flight to Europe.

Solar-powered plane grounded 9 months in Hawaii by battery damage

Solar-powered plane grounded 9 months in Hawaii by battery damage

A solar-powered plane halfway through an attempt to circle the globe will be grounded in Hawaii for at least nine months because of battery damage sustained during its record 118-hour flight to Oahu from Japan, the project team said on Wednesday.

Round-the-world solar plane suspends flight due to damaged batteries

 

Geneva: The world`s largest solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, was forced to push back the second half of it`s round-the-world flight to early spring 2016 due to irreversible damage to overheated batteries, the team behind the project announced on Wednesday.

Solar plane suspends journey in Hawaii after battery damage

Solar plane suspends journey in Hawaii after battery damage

A team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world on Wednesday said it is suspending the journey in Hawaii after the plane suffered battery damage during its record-breaking flight to the islands.

Solar powered-plane breaks non-stop flight record

Solar powered-plane breaks non-stop flight record

The solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 broke the endurance record of 72 hours of non-stop flight over the Pacific on its round-the-world journey and is due to touch down in Hawaii on Friday.

Solar Impulse 2 closing in on Hawaii after `difficult` hours

Solar Impulse 2 closing in on Hawaii after `difficult` hours

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the solar-powered plane on a round-the world trip bid, is closing in on Hawaii after a record-breaking flight which has tested its exhausted pilot to the limit in “difficult” conditions. 

Solar Impulse 2 entering critical phase in trans-Pacific flight

Solar Impulse 2 entering critical phase in trans-Pacific flight

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the sun-powered plane, is entering the critical phase of its flight, the Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to Hawaii.

Solar Impulse passes halfway point of Pacific Ocean crossing

Solar Impulse passes halfway point of Pacific Ocean crossing

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight, passed the halfway point of the perilous Pacific Ocean crossing from Japan to Hawaii on Wednesday.

Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

Solar Impulse reaches quarter way point in Japan-US flight

A solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight was high above the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, over a quarter of the way to Hawaii after leaving Japan, the mission website showed.

Solar plane takes off for Hawaii from Japan

Solar plane takes off for Hawaii from Japan

The Swiss-made solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, on Monday started its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Solar Impulse facing `moment of truth` in Japan: Pilot

Solar Impulse facing `moment of truth` in Japan: Pilot

An ambitious attempt to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered plane is facing a "moment of truth" after two weeks of bad weather that have left it stuck in Japan, its pilot said Tuesday.

Solar plane to not leave Japan till mid-June

Solar plane to not leave Japan till mid-June

The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 will not be able to take off from Nagoya airport in central Japan to travel around the world until mid-June as its wing needs to be repaired, the organisation behind the project said on Thursday.

Solar Impulse plane stuck in Japan one week for repairs

Solar Impulse 2 will be stuck in Japan for at least a week, its pilot has said, after it sustained damage to its delicate wing following an impromptu landing in the country.

Bad weather forces solar-powered plane to land in Japan

Bad weather forces solar-powered plane to land in Japan

Solar Impulse 2 will land in the Japanese city of Nagoya, organisers said today, as bad weather delayed a landmark attempt by a solar plane to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Solar Impulse 2 over Sea of Japan, day after take-off

The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft flew over the Sea of Japan Monday, almost 24 hours after it set off on the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

Bad weather delays round-the-world solar plane's journey

Bad weather delays round-the-world solar plane's journey

Bad weather has caused the organizers of Solar Impulse 2, an airplane powered solely by alternative energy, to postpone on Tuesday the seventh leg of its round-the-world journey, during which it has to cover most of the Pacific Ocean, Efe news agency reported.

Solar plane set for most challenging leg of epic 6-day journey

Solar plane set for most challenging leg of epic 6-day journey

In a rare test of man and machine, The Solar Impulse 2, the world's only solar-powered aircraft is about to undertake its greatest challenge yet - to fly non-stop for six-days from China to Central Pacific.