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Video: Solar aircraft completes 898 km journey

July 8, 2012

Betrand Piccard successfully piloted the Solar Impulse HB-SIA prototype aircraft from Morocco to Madrid covering a distance of 898 kilometers in 17 hours. The Solar Impulse HB-SIA prototype is a solar powered aircraft that made its first successful day and night flight without fuel in July 2010. A Solar Impulse HB-SIB is under construction which is due to circumnavigate the Earth in 2014. Visit http://www.solarimpulse.com/en/ for more information.