Solar plane flight aborted due to bad weather


I wondered indeed when the first version would come out with a 230.000 lbs load capacity.

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Solar impulse at Brussels Airport, author Brussels Airport, Wikimedia share license Solar impulse at Brussels Airport, author Brussels Airport, Wikimedia share license

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

The Solar Impulse 2, an attempt to raise awareness of the environmental issues, by flying around the world the world using solar energy, has been forced to abort an attempt to fly from Japan to Hawaii due to bad weather.

According to the National Geographic;

The Solar Impulse 2, a plane attempting to fly around the world using solar power, was forced to land Monday in Nagoya, Japan due to inclement weather.

The experimental aircraft — flown and financed by Swiss businessman and pilot André Borschberg — is now two months into its quest to become the first solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the Earth.

Read more: http://time.com/3903110/solar-impulse-plane/

The Solar Impulse information page spells out its green mission:

Since the ecological movement appeared on the scene in the 1970s, an irreconcilable conflict has divided…

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