Solar Impulse 2 lands in Muscat

In its epic bid to become the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world, Solar Impulse 2 landed in the Omani capital Muscat on March 9, 2015, 13 hours and two minutes after taking off from Abu Dhabi.
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Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard (wearing a traditional Omani turban) and Andre Borschberg celebrate after Solar Impulse 2 landed in the Omani capital Muscat on March 9, 2015, completing the initial leg of its epic bid to become the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world, in a test of its pilots' endurance. The aircraft touched down in Muscat after nightfall, 13 hours and two minutes after taking off from Abu Dhabi. (AFP/Getty Images)
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In this hand out image supplied by Jean Revillard, pilot Andre Boschberg is photographed with a local well-wisher after Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane, finished up the first day of an historic round-the-world journey that began in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on March 09, 2015 in Muscat, Oman. The 35,000km journey is expected to last five months and is piloted by Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland. The Solar Impulse 2 is equipped with 17,000 solar cells, has a wingspan of 72 metres, and yet weighs just over 2 tonnes. (Getty Images)
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In this hand out image supplied by Jean Revillard, Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane, takes flight as it begins its historic round-the-world journey from Al Bateen Airport, on March 09, 2015 from Abu Dhabi, UAE. The 35,000km journey is expected to last five months and is piloted by Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland. The Solar Impulse 2 is equipped with 17,000 solar cells, has a wingspan of 72 metres, and yet weighs just over 2 tonnes. (Getty Images)
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In this hand out image supplied by Jean Revillard, Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane, lands with pilot Andre Boschberg at the helm to finish the first day of an historic round-the-world journey that began in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on March 09, 2015 in Muscat, Oman. The 35,000km journey is expected to last five months and is piloted by Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland. The Solar Impulse 2 is equipped with 17,000 solar cells, has a wingspan of 72 metres, and yet weighs just over 2 tonnes. (Getty Images)
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In this hand out image supplied by Jean Revillard, Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered airplane, lands with pilot Andre Boschberg at the helm to finish the first day of an historic round-the-world journey that began in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on March 09, 2015 in Muscat, Oman. The 35,000km journey is expected to last five months and is piloted by Andre Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland. The Solar Impulse 2 is equipped with 17,000 solar cells, has a wingspan of 72 metres, and yet weighs just over 2 tonnes. (Getty Images)
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Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard (wearing a traditional Omani turban) and Andre Borschberg pose for pictures during an official welcome after Solar Impulse 2 landed in the Omani capital Muscat on March 9, 2015, completing the initial leg of its epic bid to become the first solar-powered plane to fly around the world, in a test of its pilots' endurance. The aircraft touched down in Muscat after nightfall, 13 hours and two minutes after taking off from Abu Dhabi. (AFP/Getty Images)