A Solar Impulse aircraft takes off at Payerne airport May 24, 2012, piloted by André Borschberg. The Solar Impulse HB-SIA prototype aircraft, which has 12,000 solar cells built into its jumbo-jet-sized wings (about 200 feet long), attempted its first intercontinental flight from Switzerland to Morocco with a few days for a technical stop and a change of pilot in Madrid. This flight will act as a final rehearsal for the 2014 round-the-world flight.
Flying along big wall of clouds. beautiful and impressiv but will climb higher #solarimpulse— André Borschberg (@Andreborschberg) May 24, 2012
Starting the climb to make the big jump over the pyrenees #solarimpulse— André Borschberg (@Andreborschberg) May 24, 2012
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