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First flight for the Solar Impulse, sun-powered aircraft

Dübendorf, Switzerland - The HB-SIA took off today from Dübendorf, Switzerland

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA, airplane designed to fly day and night without fuel, today left the ground for the first time from Dübendorf airfield, Switzerland. The results of the ground tests conducted these last few weeks to verify numerous parameters (controllability, acceleration, braking paths and engine power) had been positive, thereby leading the team to give the go-ahead to Markus Scherdel,...

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