Solar-Powered Plane Starts Round-the-World Attempt

An airplane powered solely by the sun took to the skies at 7:12 am local time today from a runway in the United Arab Emirates. Pilot Andre Borschberg took off from the Abu Dhabi airport into a cloudless sky to fly the first leg of a five-month adventure that will take him, copilot Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse plane and support crew around the world.

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