Solar planes making progress
September 11, 2007 6:53 AM Subscribe
, a solar powered plane, has smashed the record for the longest duration un-manned flight
, staying aloft with engines running for 54 hours. This was just a test run at the US military White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, according to the UK developers, "You ain't seen nothing yet". Meanwhile in Switzerland, development continues on the Solar Impulse
, which has a goal of flying around the world, manned(!), by 2010.
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