Thursday, June 14, 2012

Solar Powered Plane

A solar-powered plane flew from Switzerland to Morocco, countries that are 2000 km apart. This event happened on the 24th of May, 2012.

‘Solar Impulse’, a company, built the plane with their engineers. The plane was flown by two pilots - Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Picard.  

The machine’s wings were covered in solar panels. The panels use the sun’s rays to create electricity to power the plane’s propellers,

This was a record, because it was the first plane to fly with no fuel this distance and including at night.

I wish that I could fly one in the future!

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