Latest Weather Blog
Solar-powered plane heading toward California
KAPOLEI, Hawaii - A solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey is about a third of the way from Hawaii to California.
The project's website says the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft is nearly 23 hours into a three-day flight over the Pacific with solo pilot Bertrand Piccard at the controls.
A live image from the plane showed the first light of dawn on the horizon.
The aircraft's wings are covered with solar cells to take energy from the sun to power the motors turning its propellers. During darkness it relies on energy stored in batteries.
The aircraft's destination on this leg of the journey is Mountain View, California, at the southern end of San Francisco Bay.
The aircraft started its journey in March 2015 from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and made stops in Oman, Myanmar, China and Japan before reaching Hawaii.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Police were investigating Nathan Millard case when man fled from officers, caused...
At least two more years of work left on the Comite River...
Take a look inside Baton Rouge's Advanced Traffic Management Center
Amid outrage, corruption watchdogs question why son of ex-LSP leader wasn't arrested...
People gather on the Louisiana State Capitol steps to protest potential arrest...
LSU women's basketball looking to fight Michigan's height with speed
LSU Baseball opens SEC play - WBRZ Sports Takeover
Stadium Golf Tour comes to Baton Rouge
Catholic upsets Scotlandville in DI select title game for program's first state...
Port Allen wins 4th straight state title over Winnfield