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Solar-powered plane plans to circle the globe without gas

By Jessica McMathis / August 18, 2014

A plane powered only by the sun is set to become the first to complete an around-the-world solar flight.

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Solar plane takes flight

By / December 4, 2009

A Swiss adventurer said his first flight using a prototype of a solar-powered plane he will try to fly around the world in was successful, reports the Times Online. The short, low altitude flight at a Swiss airfield Thursday proved the prototype can fly, said adventurer Bertrand Piccard, pilot of the first hot-air balloon to…

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