Solar Impulse makes unplanned landing due to weather

Solar Impulse makes unplanned landing due to weather

The Solar Impulse, the solar powered plane, was attempting a massive record break in crossing the Pacific Ocean. Sadly, however, that dream has come to a stop.

“We are not daredevils, we are explorers” 

Bad weather conditions are forcing the Solar Impulse to turn around and go back to Japan to land.

The craft, with a single pilot inside, was 36 hours into what should have been a six day flight (from China to Japan). 

Bertrand Piccard, a member of mission control advised that safety needed to be put before everything else. He also stated that “we are not daredevils, we are explorers”. 

The team will now wait for better weather conditions before attempting to take off again.

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