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Solar Impulse airplane: Swiss pioneers Piccard and Borschberg complete the first ever round-the world Solar flight

Abu Dhabi, UAE - Flight time: 48 hours and 37 minutes

Taking turns at the controls of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, capable of flying day and night without fuel – Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg succeeded in their crazy dream of achieving the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight. By landing back in Abu Dhabi after a total of 23 days of flight and 43'041 km travelled in a 17 leg journey, Si2 has prov...

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