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Solar Plane Lands Tuesday Morning in St. Louis

June 4, 2013

Solar Impulse, piloted by André Borschberg, takes flight during the second leg of the 2013 Across America mission, at dawn, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- A solar-powered plane that spent more than a week in North Texas has landed on the third leg of its cross-country trip.
 
The Solar Impulse took off early Monday from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport bound for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. According to a KSDK-TV article, it landed early Tuesday morning at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
 
It's the first attempt by a solar plane capable of being airborne day and night without fuel to fly across the U.S.
 
The plane left Northern California on May 3 and landed the following day in Phoenix. The Solar Impulse departed Phoenix on May 22 and landed a day later in Texas.
 
The plane flies about 40 mph. The Texas to St. Louis leg was about 560 miles.
 
The rest of the schedule includes Dulles International Airport near Washington and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
 
MORE: Past Flights of the Solar Impulse

Solar Impulse co-founder, pilot and CEO Andre Borschberg, left, greets pilot Bertrand Piccard at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, early Saturday, May 4, 2013, after completing the first leg of its flight. (Image: AP Photo/Scuteri)

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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report


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