Solar Plane To Begin Round-The-World Flight In Abu Dhabi

September 25, 2014 9:57 AM

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In this Wednesday, May 22, 2013, file photo, the Solar Impulse, piloted by André Borschberg, takes flight during the second leg of the 2013 Across America mission, at dawn, at Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The solar-powered plane neared the close of a cross-continental journey and landed at Dulles International Airport outside the nation's capital early Sunday, June 16, 2013, only one short leg to New York remaining. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Solar Impulse, a solar-powered airplane with a wingspan of 208 ft, similar to a Boeing 747, is parked in its inflatable hangar at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in St. Louis. The airplane, which can fly day and night without fuel, uses solar power gathered from 11,...

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