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Solar Impulse airplane: full success for the first ever solar-powered intercontinental journey

Payerne, Switzerland - Landed in Payerne at 08:30PM on 24 July 2012

After covering about 6000 km during its first intercontinental roundtrip journey between Europe and Africa, the experimental solar airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg landed in Payerne (Switzerland) at 08:30PM on 24 July 2012. Piloted by Bertrand Piccard this final flight between Madrid and Payerne, with a stopover in Toulouse, concluded the world's first roundtrip solar-powered...

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