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Solar Plane Slowly Soaring From Hawaii to California

A solar plane on an around-the-world journey has reached the point of no return over the Pacific Ocean after departing Hawaii, and now it's California or bust. The plane was cruising over the cold northern Pacific early Friday — Earth Day — an occasion the team planned to mark with a live call between pilot Bertrand Piccard and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, according to the website that's documenting the journey of Solar Impulse 2. After some uncertainty about winds, the plane...

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