Solar Impulse Makes First International Flight (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

by Kate Auletta Subscribe to Kate Auletta's posts Posted May 13th 2011 08:30 AM

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The flight is a first for the aircraft, which made its maiden voyage in 2009. The plane completed a non-stop 26-hour flight that proved that the plane can stay aloft at night.

Back in April, it was reported that the flight would occur on May 2nd. At the time, the team was concerned about crossing international air networks and was awaiting final approval from authorities.

The plane, amazingly, has the wingspan of a Boeing 777.

WATCH the flight take off earlier on Friday below. (Hint: It's super cool to watch.)



And check out photos of the aircraft below.



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