Solar Impulse undergoes test flight to continue its global journey

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Solar Impulse undergoes test flight to continue its global journey

<p>A solar powered plane attempting to circumnavigate the globe has made a test flight over the US state of Hawaii.</p> <p>It’s getting ready to continue its journey. </p> <p>The aircraft, called the Solar Impulse 2, was grounded since July after battery damage caused during a record-breaking flight across the Pacific. </p> <p>Flight controllers and the pilot landed in Honolulu after five days and five nights in the air .. shattering the record for a non-stop solo flight set by Steve Fossett in the Virgin Atlantic Global Flyer in 2006.</p> <p>The Solar Impulse’s batteries were damaged during the last leg of its journey from Japan to Hawaii. It’s taken months to repair. </p> <p>The next flight, a four-day, four-night trip to Phoenix, Arizona is expected to take place at the end of April or early in May.</p>