Solar-Powered Plane Heads To Texas

PHOENIX (May 22, 2013)--A solar-powered plane called the Solar Impulse was flying from Arizona to Texas Wednesday on the second leg of a cross-country flight.

It’s the first attempt to make a solar-powered flight across the U.S. in a plane capable of flying day and night.

The plane took off from Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport at 5:47 a.m. CST Wednesday and is scheduled to arrive in Dallas early Thursday morning.

Pilot Andre Borschebrg is one of the plane's creators along with Bertrand Piccard.

The plane flew its first leg from California in early May.

From Dallas, it will fly to Lambert-St. Louis airport, Dulles airport in near Washington and New York's John F. Kennedy airport.

Each flight leg takes 20 or so hours, with multiday stops in each city.


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