Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan. The distance covered and the time spent in the air - 118 hours (4 days, 22 hours and 1 minute) - are records for manned, solar-powered flight. The duration is also an absolute record for a solo, un-refuelled journey.
Mr Borschberg's time betters that of the American adventurer Steve Fossett who spent 76 hours aloft in a single-seater jet in 2006. Despite being in the cockpit for so long, the Swiss pilot told the BBC that he did not feel that tired: "Interestingly, not really. "I am also astonished. We got so much support during the flight from so many people; it gave me so much energy."
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Link 2 (Facebook page of Solar Impulse)
Link 3 (Website)
Link 4 (Youtube channel)