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Solar plane cruises to historic flight

Confidence soared among the crew of an experimental solar-powered aircraft on Wednesday as it cruised above Switzerland in a historic bid to fly around the clock and prove the value of solar energy.

More than five hours into the ambitious 25 hour flight, the crew's chief weather forecaster said the threat of strong high altitude winds and late thunderstorms above the Swiss Alps was receding.


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