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Solar Impulse-2 aircraft lands in Varanasi

The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday landed in Varanasi for an overnight stopover after its pilot held the Ahmedababd 'administration' responsible for the delay in......

The Week that Was

Here's a look at the events that shaped the world last week. Image: Actor Amitabh Bachchan poses for a photograph after the unveiling of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square, London,......

Solar Impulse suspends world tour after battery damage

The ambitious dream of flying the solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse around the world faced a major setback on Wednesday. The team has decided to halt the trip in Hawaii after a battery damage hit......

Solar plane's journey gets stuck in red tape

The world's only 'zero-fuel' aeroplane 'Solar Impulse-2' was caught in red-tape after its departure was delayed from the city for want of Customs and Immigration clearance, even as its pilot held......

Solar Impulse-2 takes off for Varanasi from Ahmedabad

The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' today took off from here for the holy city of Varanasi as a part of its round-the-world trip. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg flew the aircraft......

Amazing facts about the world's first solar aircraft

The aircraft has to fly through five consecutive days and nights without using any fuel.   Image: Staff push the Solar Impulse's solar-powered HB-SIA prototype airplane after a test......

Story of two passionate pilots who fly the solar aircraft

The plane weighs 2,300 kg, about the same as a standard family car, wings span 72 m wide, same as a Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. Image: Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard (L) and Andre Boschberg (R) pose......

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