Bertrand Piccard, co-pilot and originator of the Solar Impulse project, posted this tweet from Monaco on May 20, 2015, where a mission control team is located to supervise the around-the-world solar plane flight. Piccard and his fellow Solar Impulse pilot Andre Borschberg are taking turns flying the solar-powered plane around the world. But the plane has been stuck in Nanjing, China since April as the team waits for a favorable "weather window" so Borschberg can safely fly it on its next leg -- a five-day, 5070-mile flight to Hawaii.
Bertrand Piccard, co-pilot and originator of the Solar Impulse project, posted this tweet from Monaco on May 20, 2015, where a mission control team is located to supervise the around-the-world solar plane flight. Piccard and his fellow Solar Impulse pilot Andre Borschberg are taking turns flying the solar-powered plane around the world. But the plane has been stuck in Nanjing, China since April as the team waits for a favorable "weather window" so Borschberg can safely fly it on its next leg -- a five-day, 5070-mile flight to Hawaii. McClatchy
Bertrand Piccard, co-pilot and originator of the Solar Impulse project, posted this tweet from Monaco on May 20, 2015, where a mission control team is located to supervise the around-the-world solar plane flight. Piccard and his fellow Solar Impulse pilot Andre Borschberg are taking turns flying the solar-powered plane around the world. But the plane has been stuck in Nanjing, China since April as the team waits for a favorable "weather window" so Borschberg can safely fly it on its next leg -- a five-day, 5070-mile flight to Hawaii. McClatchy

Solar plane still in China awaiting weather that will permit 5-day flight to Hawaii

May 22, 2015 10:41 AM

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