Solar Flight: The Icarus Challenge

A solar-powered plane finishes first leg of historic cross-country flight.
1:05 | 05/04/13

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To a plane landing making news. The wing span of a 747. It needs no fuel. Reporter: The world's most advanced solar powered plane, no fuel needed taking off from san francisco to phoenix. The first leg. Right there flying over the golden gate bridge. It has a wing span of a 747, the weight of a mid size car, powered by 12,000 solar cells, enough energy for four engines and four large propellers keep the plane cruising at 29 mile per hour. Room for one, the swiss pilot who is the co creator. I was trying to do this but on solar power with no fuel with the first airline able to fly day and night on solar power. And on the ground that picture perfect landing in phoenix. If all goes well, dallas, washington d.C. And new york city all next. Again, several cities on the list. Still ahead fast food wars our correspondent on the hunt

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