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Solar-Powered Plane Getting Ready to Circumnavigate Globe

Pilots of the solar plane that already set records flying without a drop of fuel are close to making their first attempt to fly the craft around the globe. They plan to do it in 25 flying days over a five-month period. Solar Impulse 2, or SI-2 for short, arrived in Abu Dhabi in pieces.  Built mainly of lightweight glass-reinforced plastic, it is now being re-assembled and prepared for its journey around the globe. The concept was previously tested by its predecessor, Solar Impulse...

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