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Around the World and Into the Record Books

Around the World and Into the Record Books

Using only the power of the sun, experimental aircraft Solar Impulse 2 successfully finished its nearly five-day journey around the world on Friday when it landed in Hawaii. The remarkable excursion set both a new world record for longest flight by a solar-powered craft as well as longest solo flight by a pilot as aviator Andre Borschberg helmed the craft for a whopping 118 hours. More on the story at Discovery News.

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