In preparation for its first round-the-world flight, the sun-powered Solar Impulse aircraft has completed the first leg of its flight across the Mediterranean by landing safely in Madrid this morning. The experimental solar airplane was making the first leg of its journey from Payerne, Switzerland to Rabat, Morocco. Though the plane has a wingspan comparable to a large jet, it only weighs as much as a mid-sized car. Lone pilot Andre Borschberg is quoted by AFP: The flight went very well and thanks to the team of meteorologists, everything went according to the plan: it was extraordinary. It was…
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