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Solar Impulse grounded until 2016

The Swiss team trying to fly a solar-powered plane around the world has abandoned its effort for this year. Its Solar Impulse vehicle's batteries were damaged on the last leg of the journey from Japan to Hawaii and will take several months to repair.
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Solar Impulse grounded for 2-3 weeks

The record-breaking Solar Impulse plane will be grounded in Hawaii for at least two weeks because of battery damage.
The solar-powered plane over-heated its electrical storage units during the historic, five-day crossing from Japan.
 
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Solar Impulse Airplane: Landing in Hawaii

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Solar Impulse plane closes in on Hawaii landing

 Andre Borschberg is into the final hours of his historic solar-powered flight across the Pacific.
The Swiss adventurer is due to land at Kalaeloa, Hawaii, around 06:00 local time (1600 GMT; 17:00 BST) after an epic five-day trip from Japan.

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Solar Impulse begins second bid to cross Pacific Ocean

A solar-powered plane has started its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean.
Solar Impulse took off from Nagoya Airfield in Japan at 18:03 GMT and is scheduled to land in Hawaii in approximately 120 hours.

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Solar Impulse: Plane damaged after landing in Japan

The Solar Impulse aircraft was forced to land on Monday after weather conditions worsened while it was flying across the Pacific Ocean.
It touched down smoothly, but gusts of wind damaged its delicate wings in the hours after landing.

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Solar Impulse forced to land in Japan

Poor weather forces solar-powered plane Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan en route from China to Hawaii
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Solar Impulse, a plane powered entirely by the sun, has taken off on the final and most difficult leg of its mission to fly a solar plane around the world.
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Solar Impulse awaits 'moment of truth'

The Solar Impulse project is waiting to undertake its greatest challenge yet: flying non-stop from Nanjing in China to Hawaii in the Central Pacific.
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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Nanjing, next stop, Hawaii

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