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Day: May 5, 2013

Solar Impulse Takes Flight

Solar Impulse Takes Flight

The Solar Impulse, a solar powered plane, took flight this week. They plan to fly across the United States with several stops in key cities.  Starting at San Francisco.  Then on to Arizona, Dallas, St. Louis, Washington, DC, and New York City. The project was launched in 2003.  It’s first serious flight was in 2011, from Belgium to France.  It’s also flown from Europe to Africa, another first! The plan is lightweight–not much heavier than an automobile, but only goes…

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