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Globe-traveling solar-powered airplane lands in New York City

World Jun 11, 2016

Globe-traveling solar-powered airplane lands in New York City

A solar-powered airplane has landed in New York City on the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 soared over the Statue of Liberty and flew into New York City, before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport early Saturday morning. ...

Solar Impulse 2 plane lands in Ohio after flight from Oklahoma

World May 22, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 plane lands in Ohio after flight from Oklahoma

A solar-powered airplane has touched down in the Ohio hometown of two of America's most well-known aviation pioneers on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 landed late Saturday in Dayton, Ohio, where inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up. ...

Solar Impulse 2 on global trip completes Arizona-to-Oklahoma leg

World May 13, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 on global trip completes Arizona-to-Oklahoma leg

A solar-powered airplane has landed in Oklahoma after taking off from Arizona on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 took off from Phoenix Goodyear Airport about 3 a.m. Thursday. It landed without incident at Tulsa International Airport around 11:15 ...

Next stop Tulsa as Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona before dawn

World May 13, 2016

Next stop Tulsa as Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona before dawn

An experimental airplane powered solely by energy from the sun stored in batteries took off from Arizona early on Thursday on the 11th leg of a historic bid by its pilots and developers to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel. The single-seat ...

Solar plane suspends journey in Hawaii after battery damage

World Jul 15, 2015

Solar plane suspends journey in Hawaii after battery damage

A team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world said Wednesday it is suspending the journey in Hawaii after the plane suffered battery damage during its record-breaking flight to the islands. The Solar Impulse team said in a news release that it will ...

World Jul 12, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 damaged by battery heat, won't fly again this month

The Solar Impulse 2 has been grounded by damaged batteries for at least a few weeks after completing its record-breaking five-day journey from Nagoya to Hawaii. The plane's team says the batteries were over-insulated and became overheated on day one of the Japan-Hawaii leg. The ...