Solar plane lands after historic flight


Solar plane lands after historic flight


RABAT: A solar plane landed late Tuesday in the Moroccan capital Rabat after flying across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain on the world’s first intercontinental flight in a plane powered by the sun.

Bertrand Piccard, a 54-year-old psychiatrist and balloonist, landed Solar Impulse at 11:30 pm (2230 GMT) at Rabat Sale airport where he was welcomed by officials of the Moroccan Solar Energy Agency (MASEN). (AFP)


Posted on June 6, 2012, in Morocco News, Solar Energy and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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