The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) has completed the first leg of its US transcontinental journey, landing in Phoenix, Arizona. The flight was the latest in its attempt to achieve the first-ever round-the-world solar flight. Si2 landed at Phoenix Goodyear Airport, with André Borschberg at the controls, at 8:55 p.m. local time May 2 after taking off from Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, California, 15 hr. and 52 min. earlier. During the 745-mile flight, Si2 reached a ...

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