Another multiple-day flight for Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered airplane, is soon on its way – this time, over the Atlantic Ocean. Bertrand Piccard will be at the controls for this flight – the first transatlantic solar and electric crossing with zero fuel and zero emissions.
The flight will last approximately 90 hours (timing subject to change) – the longest distance the Solar Impulse 2 team have had to fly this year. Bertrand Picard took off at 6:00AM UTC, 8:00AM CET and 2:00AM EDT on June 20th from JFK in New York and will be landing in Seville Airport.
This is a historic flight. If you haven’t heard of Solar Impulse, get caught up here.
Follow the fligth live here: http://www.solarimpulse.com .