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Solar-powered plane makes history






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The Solar Impulse 2 airplane has made history by flying 6,500 kilometres from Japan to Hawaii. Solar panels cover the plane. They make power from the sun's rays. Maybe all airplanes in the future will do this. Solar Impulse 2 landed after a 118-hour flight. The pilot tweeted about his feelings. He wrote: "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 using solar power. It started in Abu Dhabi. It will fly to New York, before going to Europe and then back to Abu Dhabi. The project will raise awareness about climate change and renewable energy. The co-pilot told a newspaper that: "The most important thing isn't to make world records. It's to show what we can do with clean technologies." Airplanes create a lot of CO2.

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