The Solar Impulse landing in Morocco (Photo: Solar Impulse)
Pilot Bertrand Piccard, emerging from the Solar Impulse in Morocco (Photo: Solar Impulse)
The Solar Impulse, flying over Rabat (Photo: Solar Impulse)
At approximately 11:30 this Tuesday night, the Solar Impulse solar-powered aircraft completed its first-ever transcontinental flight, arriving at Morocco’s Rabat-Salé international airport 19 hours and 8 minutes after taking off from a scheduled stop-over in Madrid. Prior to that, on the first leg of its 2012 Crossing Frontiers mission, it took 17 hours, 30 minutes and 50 seconds to fly to Madrid from its starting point at the Payerne aerodrome in Switzerland.
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