2015-07-04. Solar Impulse 2 touches down in Hawaii after record-breaking flight.

posted Jul 8, 2015, 3:06 PM by Alan Gould
Katharine Lackey, Associated Press, The Sydney Morning Herald. For GSS Energy Use chapter 10. Excerpt: The record-setting flight of the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 landed in Hawaii on Friday after the longest, most dangerous leg of its around-the-world journey. ...The completed 6437-kilometre leg from Nagoya, Japan, to Hawaii was not only the world's longest solar-powered flight both by time and distance, it also set the record for longest solo flight by time. ...Unlike the first several legs of the flight, which were over land in Asia, this leg was more dangerous because there would be no place to land if something went wrong above the vast Pacific Ocean. ...After landing in Hawaii, Bertrand will then continue the ocean crossing to Phoenix, Arizona as weather permits. From there, Solar Impulse will land at a location in the Midwest, then in New York City. It will undertake two final flights over the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea before landing back at Abu Dhabi.... http://www.smh.com.au/world/solar-impulse-2-touches-down-in-hawaii-after-recordbreaking-flight-20150703-gi50ds.html