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First Solar-Powered Flight


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On July 7, a solar-powered airplane lifted off at 6:51 a.m. from Payerne Airbase in Switzerland, powered by four electric motors and consisting of carbon fiber. During the 24-hour flight, the plane switched to batteries at night, flying at a lower altitude.

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