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Night flight Solar Impulse team attempts 24 hour test flight

A plane called Solar Impulse, which is powered by the sun's rays, is all set for its first night flight in Payerne, western Switzerland. A Swiss research team, led by adventurer Bertrand Piccard, will try to fly for 24 hours non-stop as part of its test programme. Piccard is hoping to fly the solar-powered plane around the world in 2013. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch/Solar Impulse)


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