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Are Solar Planes The Future Of Flight?

A solar plane is about to fly across the world, which got us thinking: Is it likely that we’re going to see more planes like this in the future? Follow Amy on Twitter: Read More: Solar Impulse 2, The #RTTW Solar Airplane “Solar Impulse is the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel. “ Solar Plane’s Pilot Describes ‘Revolutionary’ Flight “Nearly 15 years after he completed the first non-stop balloon trip around the world, Bertrand Piccard has not lost his appetite for adventure. The Swiss explorer embarked on the first leg of a coast-to-coast flight across the United States today (May 3) in a solar-powered airplane that can fly day or night without using any fuel.” Solar Plane’s Route for Around-the-World Flight Revealed “In about a month, two Swiss pilots will attempt a record-setting flight around the world without using any fuel, and today (Jan. 20), they announced the route for their ambitious journey aboard their solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter Julia Wilde on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News Download the TestTube App:

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