(Daily Mail ) The experimental Solar Impulse HB-SIA plane approaching JFK airport. The experimental Solar Impulse plane, powered by the sun, completed a transcontinental trip across the United States.
Solar-Powered Plane Completes Landmark 2-Month Voyage Across the U.S.
JULY 08, 2013
An airplane entirely powered by the sun touched down in New York City late on Saturday, completing the final leg of an epic journey across the United States that began over two months ago.
The Solar Impulse, its four propellers driven by energy collected from 12,000 solar cells in its wings to charge batteries for night use, landed at John F. Kennedy Airport at 11:09 p.m. EDT, organizers said.
The experimental aircraft had left Dulles International Airport outside Washington for its last leg more than 18 hours earlier, on a route that took it north over Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.
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