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Solar Impulse on Record-Breaking Flight Across US Powered Only by Sun
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MAY 04, 2013

A solar-powered plane that developers hope to eventually pilot around the world has taken off from San Francisco Bay on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the United States with no fuel but the sun's energy.
The spindly looking plane, dubbed the Solar Impulse, departed shortly after 6 a.m. local time from Moffett Field, a joint civil-military airport near the south end of San Francisco, heading first to Phoenix on a slow-speed flight expected to take 19 hours.
After additional stops in Dallas, St. Louis and Washington, D.C., with pauses at each destination to wait for favorable weather, the flight team hopes to conclude the plane's cross-country voyage in about two months at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
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