Solar-Powered Plane Soars to New World Records

A solar-powered airplane currently soaring over the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Hawaii, has set a slew of new world satphoto_2015-06-29-09-20_UTC

records, logging the farthest and longest flights made so far in a solar-powered aircraft.

The Solar Impulse 2 plane set the new distance and duration records when it flew 3,519 miles (5,663 kilometers) in 80 hours. The solar-powered aircraft is currently partway through a planned journey around the world.