Solar-Powered Plane Finishes First Leg of Circumnavigation

Fast Company describing the first solar-powered plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe:

The Impulse 2 spans a whopping 23 -feet from wing to wing—wider than a 747 jetliner—and 17,000 solar cells line the top of the plane. It’s also a flight nerd’s dream, logging up-to-the-minute flight data like airspeed, elevation, rudder movements, location tracking, and solar power consumption. Plus, there’s a window to chat with the Solar Impulse mission control.

Just the technology in this thing alone is incredible.

(via Nelson Rosario)

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