This video was mainly about the new solar plane called the Solar Impulse 2 that’s trying to set a new world record.
Did you know that in 1903 the Wright brothers invented the first ever successful airplane .
The Solar impulse 2 will take around 25 days to fly around the world not using any jet fuel. It’s perfect for the environment!
The Solar Impulse 2 has over 17,000 solar panels on it’s wings. At night it uses batteries charged with the sunlight during the day.
The solar impulse 2 has a wingspan of 72 metres and it weighs around about 2.3 tones. That’s only like, 2 small cars! That’s light!
So far, the accommodation on the Solar Impulse isn’t great, it only seats 2 people in a cockpit the size of a standard wardrobe.
One of my questions is what is the top speed of the Solar Impulse 2 ?
How long does it take to charge the Solar Impulse 2’s batteries?
My insight is that the creators of this are hoping to make travelling by plane more environmentally friendly.