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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world sun-powered flight
« on: March 09, 2015, 08:38:40 AM »

They say that Solar Impulse 2 has taken off.

"A pair of Swiss explorers have begun a mission to circumnavigate the globe via air and sun. A take-off twelve years in the making, the experimental Solar Impulse 2 plane left Abu Dhabi at 7:12 a.m. local time, bound for Muscat, Oman, on the first leg in a journey that will require 25 days in the air spread over a period of roughly 5 months."
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Ric Gillespie

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Re: Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world sun-powered flight
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2015, 09:30:21 AM »

Well, in 1911 the first transcontinental flight took about three months and 70 stops.
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ

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Re: Solar Impulse 2 round-the-world sun-powered flight
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 10:26:12 AM »

Well, in 1911 the first transcontinental flight took about three months and 70 stops.

I think I read a whole book about the  flight of the "Vin Fiz." 

Calbraith Perry Rodgers died in a crash within a few months of completing his journey.
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