Solar-powered Plane Crosses Atlantic

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June 23, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 has successfully crossed the Atlantic.

The solar-powered plane, which had landed in New York a week before, flew for 70 hours and landed safely in Seville, Spain. It was the 15th leg of a planned round-the-world trip for the plan, which runs on a suite of 17,000 solar cells that power the plane's propellers and charge the plane's batteries.

Bertrand Piccard was at the controls for the trans-Atlantic flight. He alternates flying duties with his business partner, Andre Borschberg.

The final destination is Abu Dhabi, where the flight began in March 2015.

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