Solar Impulse makes another attempt to cross Pacific
June 29 , 2015
Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane, is making a second attempt at a record-breaking trip across the Pacific.
Impulse co-founder and Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg started this leg of the journey on the single-seater aircraft from Japan’s Nagoya Airfield, and is scheduled to land in Hawaii.
Initially, the plan was to begin from Nanjing, China. The Impulse team waited for several weeks for the weather to clear for the challenging Pacific flight.
In a message on its website, Solar Impulse said that Borschberg had already “passed the point of no return”, and turning back was not an option.