André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard celebrate the completion of the Solar Impulse's Mission Across America at New York's JFK International Airport
Photograph of the underside of the left wing, showing the region where the fabric rip occurred during the Cincinnati-Washington leg of the Solar Impulse's cross-country flight (Photo: Solar Impulse)
Touchdown at New York's JFK International Airport (Photo: Solar Impulse)
A view from beneath the Solar Impulse on its final flight leg, showing the damage to the left wing's fabric covering (Photo: Solar Eclipse)
The Solar Impulse taking off from Washington D.C. (Photo: Solar Eclipse)
Solar Impulse – the solar-powered airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg – has successfully landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. In so doing, it begins a new era in the history of aviation: for the first time, a plane capable of flying day and night powered exclusively by solar energy has crossed the USA from the west to the east coasts, without using a single drop of fuel.
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