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Solar Plane Pilots Hope Historic Flight Ushers In Clean Energy Era

NEW YORK — The two Swiss pilots who flew a solar-powered airplane on a record-setting coast-to-coast flight across the United States say they hope their accomplishment will draw the world's attention to the vast potential of sustainable energy. Full story

Solar Plane Makes Dramatic Landing in NYC to End Cross-Country Flight

NEW YORK — A solar-powered airplane that was set to complete an historic cross-country journey across the United States this weekend made a dramatic early landing late Saturday (July 6), when damage was observed on one of the aircraft's wings. Full story

Solar plane lands in New York, completing U.S. journey

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An airplane entirely powered by the sun touched down in New York City late on Saturday, completing the final leg of an epic journey across the United States that began over two months ago. Full story

Solar Plane Set to Complete Cross-Country Flight in NYC Sunday

A solar-powered plane will fly from Washington, D.C., to New York City tomorrow (July 6), on the fifth and final leg of its unprecedented trip across the United States. Full story

Official: Solar plane to help energy use on ground

The plane parked outside the airport looks more like a giant exotic insect or maybe an outsized balsa wood toy airplane. Full story

Solar Plane Completes Second-to-Last Leg of Cross-Country Trip

A solar-powered airplane successfully completed the second-to-last leg of its historic cross-country journey on Sunday (June 16), after flying from Cincinnati to Washington, D.C. Full story

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  Solar Impulse sets record at touchdown

The Solar Impulse broke the record for a single solar powered flight when it flew from Phoenix and landed in Dallas. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Plane powered by sun flies across US

The plane “Solar Impulse” is making its way across the U.S., in the first cross-country flight that relies only on the power of the sun and not one drop of fuel. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

  Solar plane ‘a breakthrough’

NBC’s Tom Costello spoke with 21st century explorers,  Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard the CEO and Founder and co-pilot’s of the Solar Impulse.   

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Solar Impulse flight across America final leg
Solar Impulse flight across America final leg

epa03779225 A handout picture provided by Solar Impulse on 07 July 2013 shows a tear in the wing fabric of the Solar Impulse airplane following landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, New York, USA, 06 July 2013. The solar-powered airplane was on the final leg of its flight acr

Pilots and founders Piccard and Borschberg wave to crowd after Solar Impulse lands at JFK airport in New York
Pilots and founders Piccard and Borschberg wave to crowd after Solar Impulse lands at JFK airport in New York

Pilots and founders Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg wave to the crowd after Solar Impulse lands at JFK airport in New York July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Solar Impulse is seen at JFK airport in New York
Solar Impulse is seen at JFK airport in New York

Solar Impulse is seen at JFK airport in New York July 6, 2013. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Solar Impulse lands at JFK airport in New York
Solar Impulse lands at JFK airport in New York

Solar Impulse lands at JFK airport in New York July 6, 2013. The airplane entirely powered by the sun touched down in New York City late on Saturday, completing the final leg of an epic journey across the United States that began over two months ago.REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPO