The first round-the-world solar powered flight landed in Mandalay, Burma, on Thursday night on the third-leg of its five-month journey of 35,000 kilometres.
A solar-powered aircraft successfully completes the first fuel-free flight around the world after an epic 16-month voyage.
The team of Solar Impulse say they have been unable to repair the batteries which overheated in the record-breaking oceanic flight from Japan to Hawaii.
The single-seat aircraft finally takes off from Japan en route to Hawaii on a momentous 120-hour journey powered only by solar energy.
Pilot Andre Borschberg awaits the green light to navigate a solar-powered aircraft on the seventh leg of a journey around the world. The Solar Impulse II will take off from Nanjing in China to Hawaii, with Tuesday slated as the earliest day for departure. Borschberg will fly the zero-fuel airplane on the 8,172km (4,412NM) journey across the Pacific …
The Solar Impulse team announces the initiation of a scheme that aims to bring electricity to 3,500 households in rural parts of Mandalay Division.