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Solar Airplane Completes First Leg Of Cross-Country Flight
Launching the "Clean Generation" initiative by completing the first leg of their 2013 Across America mission, Pilot Bertrand Piccard took off from Moffett Airfield at NASA's Ames Research Center early Saturday morning, arriving at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport 18 hours and 18 minutes later.
Promoting greater investment in technologies for sustainable energy production and use, Piccard and Solar Impulse co-founder André Borschberg will alternate flying the five legs of the trip.
Coming up in mid-May, the second leg of the journey will fly from Phoenix to Dallas/Fort Worth before continuing on to St Louis then Washington, D.C., before completing the first crossing of the United States by a solar-powered airplane at New York's JFK airport.
[Photo credit - Solar Impulse]