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Solar plane takes off on cross-country US trip

The Solar Impulse piloted by Bertrand Piccard takes off from Rabat airport on July 6, 2012. The solar airplane has taken off from California on its first attempt at a cross-country trip across the United States.The first-ever manned airplane that can fly by day or night on the Sun's power alone took off Friday on the first leg of a trip across the United States.