For the first time, inclement weather has obliged Solar Impulse 2 to land.
The record-breaking attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean in a solar-powered plane was aborted after bad weather forced the pilot to make an unscheduled stop in the Japanese city of Nagoya.
The crossing was part of the plane’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe using only the energy of the Sun. E&T reported on this latest development in the Solar Impulse 2 story in full yesterday.
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