Sunday, July 5, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 sets record as it lands in Hawaii

I told my readers to "stay tuned for the Sunday entertainment entry and an update on Solar Impulse 2" at the end of Drink recipes for July 4th from Tipsy Bartender.  It's time to make good on the first with Solar Impulse 2 makes history from CNN.

Watch the Solar Impulse 2 plane make history as it lands in Hawaii. CNN's David Molko has more.
Wotchit's Solar-Powered Plane Lands In Hawaii, Smashes Nonstop Record has a better explanation.
A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy landed in Hawaii on Friday. Pilot Andre Borschberg made a record-breaking five-day nonstop solo flight across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any fuel. Borschberg's 120-hour voyage shattered the 76-hour record for nonstop flight by late American adventurer Steve Fossett in 2006 on the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer.
As for what's happening next, Euronews reports in Solar Impulse completes record flight across Pacific.

Welcome to America, Solar Impulse 2.  Next stop, Phoenix!

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