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Solar Impulse 2 Preps for Round-the-World Flight

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Elizabeth M   1/29/2015 8:18:45 AM
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Well this is certainly an impressive undertaking. I think it would be impressive even if the plane wasn't solar--not a lot of flights these days go around the world consistently (even with fuel breaks). I hope the Solar Impulse passes the test with flying colors (pun intended)! It's projects like this and the solar car challenge race in Australia that are really beginining to show the world what can be done with solar power and a little ingenuity. Imagine if we could some day really lose our dependence on oil and gas? That would be quite something.

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