Share

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)

  • Mountain View, Calif.
  • Mountain View, Calif.
  • Mountain View, Calif.
  • San Francisco, Calif.
  • Mountain View, Calif.
  • San Francisco, Calif.
  • Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Mountain View, Calif.
  • Mountain View, Calif.
  • Mountain View, Calif.
  • Mountain View, Calif.
  • Mountain View, Calif.
  • Mountain View, Calif.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report


Featured Blogs

Little Change to 93L

By Dr. Jeff Masters
July 30, 2014

An area of disturbed weather located near 9°N, 45°W at 8 am EDT Wednesday, about 1150 miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands (93L), has the potential to develop into a tropical depression by Thursday, but is struggling with high wind shear today. Visible satellite loops on Wednesday morning showed 93L had a well-defined surface circulation and some low-level spiral bands. However, infrared satellite images showed heavy thunderstorm activity was very limited, and the storm is fighting high wind shear of about 20 knots.

Rare Coastal California Lightning Storm Kills One and Injures 12

By Christopher C. Burt
July 29, 2014

A freak thunderstorm quickly developed off the Pacific coastline near Los Angeles Sunday afternoon and moved onshore at popular Venice Beach in Los Angeles County. Frequent lightning strikes killed one man and injured a dozen others. This may be the only time that a summertime beach lightning fatality has occurred in California history.

Live Blog: Tracking Hurricane Arthur as it Approaches North Carolina Coast

By Shaun Tanner
July 3, 2014

This is a live blog set up to provide the latest coverage on Hurricane Arthur as it threatens the North Carolina Coast. Check back often to see what the latest is with Arthur. The most recent updates are at the top.

Tropical Terminology

By Stu Ostro
June 30, 2014

Here is some basic, fundamental terminology related to tropical cyclones. Rather than a comprehensive and/or technical glossary, this represents the essence of the meaning & importance of some key, frequently used terms.

2013-14 - An Interesting Winter From A to Z

By Tom Niziol
May 15, 2014

It was a very interesting winter across a good part of the nation from the Rockies through the Plains to the Northeast. Let's break down the most significant winter storms on a month by month basis.

What the 5th IPCC Assessment Doesn't Include

By Angela Fritz
September 27, 2013

Melting permafrost has the potential to release an additional 1.5 trillion tons of carbon into the atmosphere, and could increase our global average temperature by 1.5°F in addition to our day-to-day human emissions. However, this effect is not included in the IPCC report issued Friday morning, which means the estimates of how Earth's climate will change are likely on the conservative side.