Solar plane lands after completing 24-hour flight
An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all ni ...
Huge solar powered plane takes to the air (w/ Video)
Swiss team unveil pioneering solar plane
Round-the-world balloooning pioneer Bertrand Piccard unveiled his solar-powered aircraft in Switzerland on Friday, ready for another trend-setting circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.
Solar Impulse 2 plane makes maiden flight (Update)
A sun-powered plane made a successful test flight on Monday, clearing a vital hurdle towards its goal of a round-the-world trip next year, its pilot and mission chiefs said.
Next generation solar plane unveiled in Switzerland (Update)
The masterminds of sun-powered plane Solar Impulse formally unveiled their new aircraft Wednesday, a year ahead of their planned round-the-world flight. Solar Impulse 2 is the successor of the original plane ...
Solar powered plane finishes journey, lands in NYC (Update)
A solar-powered aircraft has completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight, gliding to a smooth stop at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Solar plane poised for last flight of US journey
For Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, flying an experimental solar aircraft across America has been exhilarating, but perilous at times.
Solar Plane: Making clean tech sexy, adventurous
In noisy, energetic New York City, the pilots of a spindly plane that looks more toy than jet hope to grab attention in a surprising way: By being silent and consuming little energy.
US official: Solar plane to help ground energy use (Update)
The plane parked outside the airport looks more like a giant exotic insect or maybe an outsized toy.
Solar-powered plane lands near Washington (Update)
A solar-powered plane nearing the close of a cross-continental journey landed at Dulles International Airport outside the nation's capital early Sunday, only one short leg to New York remaining on a voyage ...
Solar plane departs St. Louis on next leg of US tour
The single-person, solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft departed St. Louis, Missouri early Friday en route to Cincinnati and then the US capital, organizers said.
Solar plane lands in US Midwest after 21 hour flight (Update)
The Solar Impulse, a single-person solar-powered aircraft piloted by a Swiss adventurer, landed in St. Louis, Missouri early Tuesday on its transcontinental flight after more than 21 hours in the air.
Solar plane to get inflatable hangar after Midwest storms
The first manned aircraft that can fly day and night powered entirely by solar energy was to leave Texas for Missouri on Monday, and will use a "revolutionary" inflatable hangar to replace one damaged in ...
Solar plane sets distance record on US tour
The first manned aircraft that can fly day and night powered only by solar energy set a new distance record Thursday when it landed after the second leg of a cross-country US tour.