Solar Power

Solar Plane Attempts Cross-Country Trip

Would be first of its type


A solar-powered plane is flying from Arizona to Texas on the second leg of a trip across the United States.

The Solar Impulse is making the first attempt by a solar airplane capable of flying day and night without fuel to fly across the U.S.

The plane took off from Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport at 4:47 a.m. MST Wednesday and is scheduled to arrive in Dallas early Thursday morning.