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    Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane lands in Cairo

    The Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has finished its penultimate flight, landing in Egypt's capital, Cairo.

    It took off from the Spanish city of Seville at 04:20 GMT on Monday, taking just over 48 hours to make the trip.
    The zero-fuel aircraft is now in the home straight of its bid to circumnavigate the globe.

    Its final stop is Abu Dhabi, where the challenge began in March 2015. The two pilots sharing flying duties are each taking one more turn at the controls.


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  • Amazing. What we will be able to do with solar power over the next century will be mind blowing imo.
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  • Just scratching the surface. :)
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  • It's definitely an impressive fest of engineering though it rankles me a bit knowing that there are some pretty stout physical limitations on how readily light can be converted in to electricity.
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