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Solar plane resumes around-the-world mission, heads for Arizona

Monday, May 02, 2016 - 00:51

The Swiss-made Solar Impulse Two took off from California for Arizona on Monday morning, resuming its mission to travel around the world using only energy from the sun. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Broadcasters: NO ACCESS, Digital: NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA BROADCASTER WEBSITES. NO ACCESS ABC AMERICA, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC, OR THEIR DIGITAL/MOBILE PLATFORMS. NO ACCESS SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA MEDIA MARKET WEBSITES.**~ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun's energy took off from Moffett Field near San Francisco on Monday morning, en route to Phoenix, Arizona. The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any fuel. The aircraft, piloted alternatively by Swiss explorers Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard, set off on its 22,000-mile (35,000-km) journey around the world from Abu Dhabi on March 9, 2015. After Phoenix, Borschberg and Piccard plan to fly together across the Atlantic on a return path to Abu Dhabi.

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Solar plane resumes around-the-world mission, heads for Arizona

Monday, May 02, 2016 - 00:51