Solar Impulse 2 sets record with five-day solar-powered flight

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After a five-day flight across the Pacific Ocean, the Solar Impulse 2 arrived in Hawaii on Friday, breaking the world record for longest nonstop solo flight.

The flight also set the record for longest nonstop solar-electric powered flight.

Powered entirely by the sun, its journey from Japan to Hawaii was the longest leg of the solar powered plane’s planned trip around the globe, and took 120 hours to complete. The Solar Impulse 2’s round-the-world trip began in March from Abu Dhabi, and is expected to end some time this summer in the same city

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