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March 28, 2013
By: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SOLAR IMPULSE - Flight Across America 2013

Solar plane prepares to wow aviation fans with flight across America. Swiss creators of Solar Impulse said Thursday they will launch a flight to different U.S. cities beginning in May. The plane will be powered by about 12,000 photovoltaic cells on its wings.


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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is preparing to fly across North America.

The Swiss creators of the Solar Impulse are announcing Thursday which U.S. cities the experimental plane will visit during its "Across America" tour that kicks off in May.

 

 

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