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BBC News - Solar plane en route from Spain to Morocco

A solar-powered plane is on its way from Spain to Morocco in a bid to finish the second leg of its pioneering journey.

Pilot Bertrand Piccard is set to land in the Moroccan capital Rabat by Tuesday evening.

The Solar Impulse, the size of a jumbo jet, is powered by 12,000 solar cells turning four electrical motors.

The 2,500km-trip (1,550 miles), begun in Switzerland in May, is described as a rehearsal for a world tour in 2014 .



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jun 5th, 2012 at 02:57:15 PM EST
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So, no night flights ;-))

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Jun 6th, 2012 at 03:44:11 AM EST
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