# Thursday, 15 July 2010

According to this article a solar powered plane has completed a 26 hour flight. The plane which is an experimental solar powered aircraft flew through the night using solar cells and batteries to stay in the air after the sun has set. It was piloted by former jet pilot Andre Borschberg and the 26 hour flight is currently the longest and highest recorded by a solar powered plane. The team behind it now hope to build a more advanced model of the plane and aim to circumnavigate the globe by 2013.