Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

March 31, 2015 4:27 AM

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Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar’s second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and headed for China’s Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.

The single-seater aircraft’s team spent more than a week waiting in Mandalay for weather conditions to improve in southwestern China for what will be one of the most challenging legs of the round-the-world attempt so far. Speaking on a live feed from mission control in Monaco, Prince Albert gave pil...

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