Solar plane in San Francisco - level 1

Solar plane in San Francisco - level 1

30-04-2013 14:00

A special plane was in San Francisco. The plane uses energy from the sun. The plane was tested before it went a longer way.

The plane is 3,500 pounds (or 1 588 kg) heavy. Its wings are 208 feet (or 63 metres) long. Its maximum speed is 43 miles per hour (or 69 kilometres per hour). The plane has many small solar panels on it. They make electricity from sunlight.

The plane will go from San Francisco to New York in May. It will stop in Phoenix, Dallas and Atlanta. People also plan to fly with the plane around the world in 2015.

Interesting words: wing (long part of a plane on its side), solar (sun).

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