First Round-The-World Solar Flight

The first round-the-world solar flight is underway by the Swiss-made solar powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2. It will land in Myanmar to complete the fourth leg of 12, flying day and night without fuel. The trip will be completed early August in Abu Dhabi. The aircraft has a 72-meter wingspan and consists of 17,000 solar cells spread across its wing, fuselage and horizontal stabilizer. The cells power lithium-ion batteries in four electric motors. The goal of Project Impulse and other sponsoring companies is to promote clean technology in the aviation sector and inspire others to explore technologies for a more sustainable world. More information and live videos