When it comes to solar-powered crafts, the issue of limited distance and power will always pop up. But it seems that there is one aircraft that has defied the odds. This is the Solar Impulse, the first solar-powered intercontinental flight which completed its first flight.
The Solar Impulse airplane traveled over 515 miles after taking off from Spain. The plane was piloted by Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg and ended its journey in Rabbat, Morocco.
The aircraft flew in the direction of the city of Seville towards the Strait of Gibraltar, flying over the Mediterranean Sea at an altitude of 27,000 feet and finally arriving in the Moroccan Capital.
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