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Solar Impulse completes first round-the-world solar powered flight

  • The Solar Impulse aircraft landed in Abu Dhabi completing the first round-the-world solar powered flight. The plane was piloted for the final time by Bertrand Piccard. He steered the plane safely from Cairo, the capital of Egypt, to UAE. Bertrand took turns at the controls with Andre Borschberg, his Swiss compatriot. The voyage, whose mission was to promote renewable energy, had begun in Abu Dhabi on March 9, 2015.