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Solar Impulse airplane returns home to Switzerland after 6000 km

Toulouse, France - Final leg of the first ever solar-powered intercontinental flight

After accomplishing the mission of connecting Africa to Europe, the solar airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg will take-off tomorrow, 24 July 2012 at 07:00 AM (UTC+2) to complete the world’s first roundtrip intercontinental flight without a drop of fuel. The prototype is expected to land at its home base in Payerne (Switzerland) 24 July around 08:00 PM (UTC+2). Piloted by Bertrand Pi...

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