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Published on July 1st, 2015 | by Amber Archangel

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Nearly 2/3 Of The Way To Hawaii — Solar Impulse 2 Soars

July 1st, 2015 by  


Originally published on 1Sun4All.

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) has been in the air — nonstop — for 2 days, 20 hours, and 21 minutes at the time that I write this. André Borschberg, cofounder, CEO, and pilot of Si2 is at the controls of the first solar-powered airplane to make this historical oceanic flight, which will last at least 5 days and 5 nights nonstop.

The flight from Japan to Hawaii is the longest exploration leg of the Solar Impulse’s Round-The-World mission. André has taken three 20-minute breaks to rest so far today. He is reportedly doing well physically and emotionally.

André Borschberg tweeted this around 2 days and 9 hours into the flight: “Already halfway through what is probably the flight of my life! Loving it! #Pacific

More in-flight tweets from André Borschberg:

“The second day of flight has been getting me into the mission. I enjoy every moment.”

“Crossing International Dateline allows to relive again the last 24 hours! Listening to ‘I walk the line’ Johnny Cash.”

“Crossing of the first cold front above the #Pacific, which acted as a wall for @solarimpulse during weeks.”

Bertrand Piccard tweeted: “@andreborschberg Would be so great to have two seater to watch together sunrise when it gives energy again to #Si2.”

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Tweets from Solar Impulse:

“The #solarTEAM monitors every minute of this flight. Paying a close attention at @andreborschberg‘s spirit & health.”

#Si2 approaching Midway, the first possible alternate if a failure appears. Always get prepared for the worst.”

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Video, Photo and Cartoon Credit: Solar Impulse  
 





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About the Author

-- I am an artist, painter, writer, interior designer, graphic designer, and constant student of many studies. Living with respect for the environment close at hand, the food chain, natural remedies for healing the earth, people and animals is a life-long expression and commitment. As half of a home-building team, I helped design and build harmonious, sustainable and net-zero homes that incorporate clean air systems, passive and active solar energy as well as rainwater collection systems. Private aviation stirs a special appeal, I would love to fly in the solar airplane and install a wind turbine in my yard. I am a peace-loving, courageous soul, and I am passionate about contributing to the clean energy revolution. I formerly designed and managed a clean energy website, 1Sun4All.com.



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