Solar Impulse plane lands, completing world’s first intercontinental flight powered by the sun (photos)

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    Photo: REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

    The Solar Impulse plane project president and pilot Bertrand Piccard lands after a 19-hour flight from Madrid at Rabat’s International airport, June 5, 2012. The plane landed in Morocco on Tuesday, completing the world’s first intercontinental flight powered by the sun to show the potential for pollution-free air travel.

    More about the successful completion of the project here.

    Photo: REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

    Crew members check the Solar Impulse plane after it landed following a 19-hour flight from Madrid at Rabat’s International airport, June 5, 2012.

    Photo: REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

    The Solar Impulse plane’s project president and pilot, Bertrand Piccard (L) celebrates with co-founder and CEO Andre Borschberg (R) and Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) CEO Mustapha Bakkoury after the plane landed.


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    Solar Impulse plane lands, completing world’s first intercontinental flight powered by the sun (photos)

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