Solar Impulse 2 successfully crosses the Pacific Ocean powered only by solar energy

We have already spoken to you before about the Solar Impulse 2, the airplane that for a few months has been traveling around the world powered solely by solar energy (with the aim of demonstrating the possibilities of this energy source). On this occasion, the Solar Impulse 2 returns to the news after having achieved successfully cross the Pacific Ocean after a series of untimely delays.

This is what we have been able to read on the official website of the project, where the feat has been echoed. If we focus on the details of the last tour, Solar Impulse 2 left Hawi and landed successfully in San Francisco on April 23. Throughout the 4372 kilometers and three days of travel, the pilot Bertrand Piccard could only take short naps.

As a curiosity, it is interesting to note that it is not the hardest journey that the Solar Impulse 2 has faced; That record is held by the route prior to arrival in Hawi. After this feat, the Solar Impulse 2 tour the United States and then cross the Atlantic until reaching Europe and landing in Abu Dhabi, where it will end a round the world trip that began in March 2015.

Source: Solar Impulse.

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