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Solar Impulse To Take First International Flight (PHOTOS)

Solar Impulse

First Posted: 04/28/11 10:27 AM ET Updated: 06/28/11 06:12 AM ET

AOL Travel News:

The team behind Solar Impulse plans to take the plane on its first international flight next month, leaving from Brussels on May 2, the Associated Press reports.

Bertrand Piccard, the man who co-piloted the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight, is leading the Solar Impulse team.

The flight will be a "big challenge" as the plane will have to cross international air traffic networks, and all depends on the team getting the OK by authorities.

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