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Solar-powered plane makes history






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The Solar Impulse 2 airplane made history by flying 6,500 kilometres from Japan to Hawaii. It is solar powered. The plane landed after a 118-hour flight. The pilot tweeted: "Just landed in Hawaii….It's a dream coming true." The flight broke the record for the longest journey made by a solo pilot in an unfuelled plane.

Solar Impulse 2 is flying around the world. It started in Abu Dhabi. It will go to New York, Europe and then back to Abu Dhabi. People will learn about climate change and renewable energy. The co-pilot said: "The most important thing is…to show what we can do with clean technologies." Airplanes make a lot of CO2.

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