Solar-powered Plane Lands Safely in Phoenix

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May 2, 2016

The solar-powered journey of Solar Impulse 2 has contined successfully, with the plane landing safely in Phoenix to complete the 10th leg of a planned round-the-world non-fueling journey.

After a much longer and possibly more risky flight across the Pacific Ocean, the crew was back in the air within a week of landing in Mountain View, Calif. Andrew Borschberg flew the plane for nearly 16 hours, including a crossing of the desolate Mojave Desert.

Bertrand Piccard, the other member of the two-man team, will be at the controls for the next leg of the flight, a planned journey to New York.

The project began with a 24-hour test run in 2010.

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