Solar Impulse 2 sets record with five-day solar-powered flight

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Two Swiss pilots, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, have taken turns piloting the single-seat airplane. Borschberg was the one manning the controls for the Pacific leg of their journey, as the Solar Impulse 2 can only carry one person at a time (Piccard was waiting in Hawaii for his arrival). This part was the riskiest leg of the trip because the plane had nowhere to land in an emergency. Read more…

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