Solar-Powered Plane Goes Cross Country


solar-planeIt seems that the world is inching ever closer to being the setting of a hit sci-fi novel. The latest evidence? A solar-powered aircraft is set to complete a historic cross-country trip tonight.

The craft, which is called the Solar Impulse, ¬†took flight on May 3 in San Francisco and set off on the final leg at 5 a.m. on Saturday from Washington, D.C.’s Dulles International Airport. It’s set to land around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning at JFK International Airport in New York City.

Okay, so it’s not the quickest mode of transportation just yet. But they’re working on it: a ’round-the-world trip for an upgraded version of the plane is already being planned for 2015.¬†Read more.

{Andy Newscenter}