Solar-Powered Plane To Begin Historic Pacific Crossing

After an unplanned stop in Japan, multiple delays, scrubbed flights and last-minute repairs, a solar-powered airplane will embark on its historic Pacific crossing from Nagoya, Japan to Hawaii, starting Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
For the roughly 120-hour nonstop flight, the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft pilot André Borschberg will be operating from a tiny, unpressurized cabin.

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