The Solar Impulse is about to land after an 8000 km flight using only the sun

The fragile looking Solar Impulse has relied on the sun and its batteries to power itself and pilot André Borschsberg across 8 000 km of the Pacific Ocean.

The plane has been charging the batteries during the day and using that energy to climb to 9km and gliding during the night before starting over again.

The pilot has had to battle little sleep and huge temperature swings in the pressurised cockpit.

You can follow the final 200 km live below.


This article first appeared on 702 : The Solar Impulse is about to land after an 8000 km flight using only the sun


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