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Solar Impulse completes its round-the-world journey

It flew more than 40,000 km over the last 15 months or so, powered only by the sun.

In March 2015 Solar Impulse 2 took off from Abu Dhabi and tonight it has successfully returned, completing a 40,000km+ round the world trip. It managed the feat "without using a drop of fuel," becoming the first to manage the feat thanks to sunlight, piloted by Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg. Its arrival is a bit delayed, partially due to some problems with heat-related battery damage, but just making the trip helps the project's goal to show off the potential of transportation powered by green energy sources.

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