Solar Impulse 2 Plane Landed In California

Posted: Apr 24 2016, 2:43am CDT | by , in News | Technology News


Solar Impulse 2 Plane Landed in California
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After a 3 day nonstop flight the solar plane Solar Impulse 2 landed in California.

Even Google's Sergey Brin has come out in the middle of the night to welcome Solar Impulse 2 pilots Betrand Piccard and André Borschberg at the Moffett Airfield in Silicon Valley, CA.

Solar Impulse 2 left Hawaii on 21 April at 6:15 local time and landed at the Moffett Airfield at 23:44 local time (UTC-7) completing the crossing of the Pacific Ocean with several world records. It took the solar plane three days to cross the Pacific, just powered by the mighty sun.

In the photo above you can see Betrand Piccard flying over San Francisco earlier today. He could have landed much earlier, but to demonstrate that fuel is not an issue, Piccard kept hanging over San Francisco for 2 hours. 

Watch below the landing of the Solar plane at the Moffett Airfield.

As mentioned above Google co-founder Sergey Brin came out to welcome the Solar Impulse 2 team.

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