Published on July 1st, 2015 | by Amber Archangel4
Nearly 2/3 Of The Way To Hawaii — Solar Impulse 2 Soars
July 1st, 2015 by Amber Archangel
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.
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.”
Tweets from Solar Impulse:
#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