Solar Airplane - First Flight
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Bertrand Piccard flew around the world in a balloon in 1999. He now has a new challenge - to take his solar powered airplane around the globe in 2012.

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The "Solar Impulse" had its maiden voyage on April 9, 2010. It rose up to 3200 feet and stayed in the air for more than an hour. The wingspan of the plane is the size of a jumbo jet, but it only weights as much as a car.
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