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maggio 26, 2016 - Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Lehigh Valley

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Lehigh Valley, 25 May 2016 – Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) landed at Lehigh Valley International Airport, Pennsylvania, with #bertrandpiccard at the controls, on 25 May at 8:49pm local time (UTC-4) after taking off from Dayton International Airport, Ohio, the same morning at 4:02am local time (UTC-4). The flight, that took 16 hours 47 minutes and 649 miles (1'044 km) at an average speed of 38.65 mph (62.20 km/h) and maximum altitude of 15'000 feet (4'572 m), is part of the attempt to achieve the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight, the goal of which is to demonstrate how modern clean technologies can achieve the impossible. As soon as possible, weather permitting, André Borschberg will pilot Si2 to New York City completing the crossing of the United States.