Day and night
In past trips, the solar plane flew day and night for 26 hours and also flew across the Mediterranean from Switzerland to Morocco. Here, the plane shares a landing strip with a camel in Rabat, Morocco
On a trans-Mediterranean flight, the Solar Impulse plane touched down in Brussels, Belgium.
Around the world
The team plans to make a round-the-world flight in 2015. Here, the plane is pictured flying over Morocco.
The plane was disassembled and brought over from Switzerland early this year.
Solar Impulse over California
The Solar Impulse plane is pictured here on a flight over San Francisco, Calif.
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