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Solar Impulse 2 reaches China

Having touched down in south China's Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, the Solar Impulse 2 airplane completed its fifth flight of a landmark journey. It then took off and headed for its sixth flight of China's Nanjing early on April 21. It was said that the whole flight of Polar Impulse 2 would last for five months in 12 stations.

Solar Impulse 2 reaches China
Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard (C) waves to people after landing in the solar powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2, in Nanjing Lukou International Airport in Nanjing, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, in the early hours of April 22, 2015. Solar Impulse 2 landed at 11:31 pm (1531 GMT) on April 21 in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 reaches China
Members of the media crowd around the solar powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 in the early hours of April 22, 2015, after it landed in Nanjing Lukou International Airport in Nanjing, in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard landed Solar Impulse 2 at 11:31 pm (1531 GMT) on April 21 in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 reaches China
Team members walk next to the solar powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 late on April 21, 2015, as Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard taxi the plane after landing in Nanjing Lukou International Airport in Nanjing, in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Solar Impulse 2 landed at 11:31 pm (1531 GMT) on April 21 in the Chinese city of Nanjing, finishing the sixth stage of its landmark 12-leg quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 reaches China
The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 leaves Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport for its sixth flight - Nanjing early Tuesday on April 21, 2015 in Chongqing, China. Solar Impulse 2, the first aircraft completely sustained by solar power, took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and after a 20-hour flight, the Solar Impulse 2 airplane touched down in south China's Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and stayed at Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun, for twenty days. The Solar Impulse 2 has took off and headed for its sixth flight of China's Nanjing early on April 21. It was said that the whole flight of Polar Impulse 2 would last for five months in 12 stations. (Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 reaches China
The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 leaves Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport for its sixth flight - Nanjing early Tuesday on April 21, 2015 in Chongqing, China. Solar Impulse 2, the first aircraft completely sustained by solar power, took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and after a 20-hour flight, the Solar Impulse 2 airplane touched down in south China's Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and stayed at Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun, for twenty days. The Solar Impulse 2 has took off and headed for its sixth flight of China's Nanjing early on April 21. It was said that the whole flight of Polar Impulse 2 would last for five months in 12 stations. (Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 reaches China
The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 leaves Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport for its sixth flight - Nanjing early Tuesday on April 21, 2015 in Chongqing, China. Solar Impulse 2, the first aircraft completely sustained by solar power, took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and after a 20-hour flight, the Solar Impulse 2 airplane touched down in south China's Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and stayed at Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun, for twenty days. The Solar Impulse 2 has took off and headed for its sixth flight of China's Nanjing early on April 21. It was said that the whole flight of Polar Impulse 2 would last for five months in 12 stations. (Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 reaches China
The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 is released from the hangar by workers at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport for its sixth flight - Nanjing early Tuesday on April 21, 2015 in Chongqing, China. Solar Impulse 2, the first aircraft completely sustained by solar power, took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and after a 20-hour flight, the Solar Impulse 2 airplane touched down in south China's Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and stayed at Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun, for twenty days. The Solar Impulse 2 has took off and headed for its sixth flight of China's Nanjing early on April 21. It was said that the whole flight of Polar Impulse 2 would last for five months in 12 stations. (Getty Images)
Solar Impulse 2 reaches China
Workers make preparation for the take-off of solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport early Tuesday on April 21, 2015 in Chongqing, China. Solar Impulse 2, the first aircraft completely sustained by solar power, took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and after a 20-hour flight, the Solar Impulse 2 airplane touched down in south China's Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport and stayed at Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun, for twenty days. The Solar Impulse 2 has took off and headed for its sixth flight of China's Nanjing early on April 21. It was said that the whole flight of Polar Impulse 2 would last for five months in 12 stations. (Getty Images)