This Is What The World's First Solar-Powered Plane Looks Like

09/03/2015 4:23 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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A live video feed of the Solar Impulse 2 solar powered aircraft is pictured on a screen at the mission control centre in Monaco early on March 9, 2015, during the planes take-off from Abu Dhabi in the first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy. The flight of Solar Impulse 2 will cap 13 years of research and testing by two Swiss pilots with a round-the-world trip in which it will land 12 times and last about 25 days spread over five months. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. The plane is expected to reach its first destination — Muscat, Oman — after about 10 hours of flight. After Oman, the plane will head to India, then to China and Myanmar before heading across the Pacific and stopping in Hawaii.

This is what the world's first solar-powered plane looks like. All photos are from AP.

Solar Impulse Plane

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