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Solar Impulse aircraft lands in Phoenix, Arizona

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Solar Impulse aircraft lands in Phoenix, Arizona

<p>Solar Impulse has arrived in Phoenix, Arizona after successfully completing the tenth leg of its record-breaking bid to circle the globe. </p> <p>The solar-powered plane had left Mountain View, California, some 16 hours earlier, travelling just over 1,100 kilometres. </p> <p>The zero-fuel aircraft will now make its way across the U.S. Midwest before flying to New York. </p> <p>After that, the plane’s Swiss team will prepare for the big Atlantic crossing to Europe before finally finishing in Abu Dhabi, where the journey began in March last year. </p> <p>Solar Impulse’s project co-founder Andre Borschberg was at the controls for the latest leg. He alternates with fellow pilot Bertrand Piccard in their campaign to build support for cleaner technologies.</p>