Solar Impulse Now 24 Hours Into Flight Across Pacific Ocean

The Solar Impulse has completed a little more than 20% of its trip from Nanjing, China, to Hawaii, the longest leg in its bid to fly around the world using only energy from the sun.
The plane is currently flying over the Sea of Japan, relying on the energy stored in its batteries to make the flight's evening portion. Pilot André Borschberg has been flying for 24 hours straight, with four more days to go before he lands in Hawaii.
To deal with the conditions, which include temperatures that vary from minus-40 degrees Fahrenheit to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, Borschberg is flying in a suit that works to in concert with his seat.



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