Solar Impulse Airplane Lands in Texas

By Staff and wires
|  Thursday, May 23, 2013  |  Updated 10:47 AM PDT
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Watch the Solar Impulse take off from Moffett Field in Mountain View just after 6:15 a.m. on May 3. The plane is bound for New York.

Watch the Solar Impulse take off from Moffett Field in Mountain View just after 6:15 a.m. on May 3. The plane is bound for New York.

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 A solar-powered plane, which took off earlier this month from Moffett Field in Mountain View, has landed in Texas, completing the second leg of a trip across the United States.
 
The Solar Impulse is making the first attempt by a solar airplane capable of flying day and night without fuel to fly across the U.S.
 
The plane landed early Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after taking off Wednesday from Phoenix.
 
From Dallas, it will fly to Lambert-St. Louis airport, Dulles airport near Washington and New York's John F. Kennedy airport.
 
Each flight leg takes 20 or so hours, with multiday stops in each city.
 
Pilot Andre Borschberg is one of the plane's creators along with Bertrand Piccard. They are hoping the plane - powered by the sun's energy - will serve as an inspiration to all. The Solar Impulse is considered the world's most-advanced sun-powered plane

Pilot Bertrand Piccard posted a photo on his Twitter page during the flight. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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