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Solar Impulse Leaves St. Louis

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Flight Director Tahan Pangaribuan talks about the mission of the Solar Impulse in an inflatable hanger during a layover at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on June 4, 2013. Pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are flying their solar powered plane coast-to-coast with New York as the final destination. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Flight Director Tahan Pangaribuan talks about the mission of the Solar Impulse in an inflatable hanger during a layover at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on June 4, 2013. Pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are flying their solar powered plane coast-to-coast with New York as the final destination. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – After 10 days in St. Louis, the first plane that can fly day or night without fuel is on its way to Cincinnati.

Solar Impulse started its cross-country trip in Northern California on May 3. It arrived in St. Louis on June 4. The plane took off from Lambert Airport early Friday.

After a stop in Cincinnati it will continue on to Washington before eventually ending the journey in New York. The plane flies at a speed of about 40 mph and carries only the pilot.

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