National Geographic Channel Naked Science

Season 8 Episode 1

Solar Powered Flight

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jan 13, 2011 on National Geographic
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Solar Powered Flight
Engineers wondered if a plane that operated solely on solar power could be built. Their efforts over a decade result in the Solar Impulse HB-SIA, the plane that triumphantly takes to the air. Making a 26-hour nonstop day-night-day flight climaxes the success of the Solar Impulse.

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