6:48am

Fri May 13, 2011
Europe

Solar Plane Takes Off On International Flight

There's a slow-moving airplane flying over Europe. It's going less than 50 miles an hour and is running on solar power. The single-seat plane took off from Switzerland Friday morning and is expected to reach Brussels in the evening. The plane, called Solar Impulse, has the wing span of a Boeing 777 and the power of a small motorcycle.

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