Solar Impulse-2 launches in Abu Dhabi
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Solar-powered plane Solar Impulse-2 launched successfully

A record-breaking attempt to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane has got under way from Abu Dhabi.

The aircraft - called Solar Impulse-2 - took off from the Emirate, heading east to Muscat in Oman.

Over the next five months, it will skip from continent to continent, crossing both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans in the process.

  • 09 Mar 2015
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