Flying on Sunshine

A Solar Plane Circles the Globe—and Other Sustainable Flight Projects are Taking Off

Around the world in 16 months—and with zero fuel. When Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in July, it became the first aircraft powered exclusively by the sun to fly around the world. If project teams continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible, the future of solar aircraft will be bright.
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