Solar Powered Plane

Although the Solar Challenger wasn't the first purely solar powered plane but was robust enough to fly at altitudes of 10,000 ft.



068 solar powered plane 01 - solar challenger
The Solar Challenger takes to the air.
PHOTO: RANDY BISHOP, JAMES COLLISON, AND DU PONT
068 solar powered plane 03 - gossamer penguin
The earlier, less robust Gossamer Penguin takes off.
RANDY BISHOP, JAMES COLLISON, AND DU PONT
068 solar powered plane 02 - paul MacCready
Designer/builder Paul MacCready at his desk.
RANDY BISHOP, JAMES COLLISON, AND DU PONT











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