A solar-powered plane that got stuck in Japan during an attempt to fly around the world is fixed and ready to go—as soon as the weather gets better, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard have suffered set-backs in their quest to circumnavigate the earth in an experimental solar-powered aircraft. The Swiss nationals are flying Solar Impulse 2, whose large fixed wing is ...
Solar Impulse 2 will be stuck in Japan for at least a week, its pilot has said, after it sustained damage to its delicate wing following an impromptu landing in the country.
Sunshine powered Solar Impulse 2 was expected to get under cover overnight on Tuesday, finally allowing support staff to let go of the super lightweight plane almost 24 hours after it arrived in Japan.
Ultimately when it comes to adventure, however advanced the technology, the weather holds the trump card.
At the control centre in Monaco of the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane, Swiss pilot and projet co-founder Bertrand Piccard explains to AFP why his colleague Andre Borschberg had to make an unplanned stop in Japan in the ...
A solar-powered plane attempting to circle the globe without a drop of fuel made an unscheduled landing late Monday in Japan to wait out bad weather.
A solar plane attempting to fly around the world without a drop of fuel plans to make an unscheduled stop Monday night in Nagoya, Japan, because of bad weather.
The Solar Impulse 2 aircraft flew over the Sea of Japan Monday, almost 24 hours after it set off on the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.
The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early Sunday for a six-day, six-night flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.