Public gets chance to view solar plane at Lambert Airport Thursday - KMOV.com

Public gets chance to view solar plane at Lambert Airport Thursday

ST. LOUIS – The public on Thursday will have a chance to view a solar-powered plane that landed at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

The Solar Impulse landed about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. It was the first attempt by a solar plane capable of being airborne day and night without fuel to fly across the U.S, at a speed of about 40 mph.

The public can view the plane at the airport on Thursday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m., then again on Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Anyone wishing to see the plane can register by clicking here.

The plane started its flight in Northern California on May 3 and flew to Phoenix. It left Phoenix on May 22 and landed the next day in Texas.

After several events in St. Louis, the Solar Impulse is scheduled to fly to Dulles International Airport near Washington before ending its journey at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

 

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