26 hours

July 8th, 2010

The hazards of keeping a solar-powered aircraft aloft for 26 hours:

Just 17 hours after takeoff, a blog on the project's Web site reported, "André says he's feeling great up there."

It continued: "His only complaints involve little things like a slightly sore back as well as a 10-hour period during which it was minus 20 degrees Celsius in the cockpit."

"That made his drinking water system freeze up and worse of all his iPod batteries die."

[Via James Fallows]

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