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Solar Impulse takes off From Nagoya

Solar Impulse 2 is en route to Hawaii after spending an unscheduled four-week stopover due to bad weather. The 5-day flight to Hawaii will be the eighth and longest of the pioneering plane's 35,000-kilometer journey.

Solar Impulse takes off From Nagoya
In this handout image provided by Global Newsroom, picture shows Yasemine Borschberg waving a Japanese flag as Solar Impulse 2, a solar power plane, is taking off from Nagoya Komaki airport tonight at 3:03 am on June 29, 2015 with her husband Andre Borschberg as the pilot. The plane is en route to Hawaii after spending an unscheduled four-week stopover due to bad weather. The 5-day flight to Hawaii will be the eighth and longest of the pioneering plane's 35,000-kilometer journey. (Getty Images)
Solar Impulse takes off From Nagoya
In this handout image provided by Global Newsroom, Solar Impulse 2, a solar power plane, getting ready to take off from Nagoya Komaki airport tonight at 3:03 am on June 29, 2015. The plane is en route to Hawaii after spending an unscheduled four-week stopover due to bad weather. The 5-day flight to Hawaii will be the eighth and longest of the pioneering plane's 35,000-kilometer journey. (Getty Images)
Solar Impulse takes off From Nagoya
In this handout image provided by Global Newsroom, pilot Andre Borschberg during the final preparation of Solar Impulse 2, a solar power plane, from Nagoya Komaki airport tonight at 3:03 am on June 29, 2015. The plane is en route to Hawaii after spending an unscheduled four-week stopover due to bad weather. The 5-day flight to Hawaii will be the eighth and longest of the pioneering plane's 35,000-kilometer journey. (Getty Images)
Solar Impulse takes off From Nagoya
In this handout image provided by Global Newsroom, Yasemin and Andre Borschberg prior to the take off of Solar Impulse 2, a solar power plane, from Nagoya Komaki airport tonight at 3:03 am on June 29, 2015. The plane with pilot Borschberg is en route to Hawaii after spending an unscheduled four-week stopover due to bad weather. The 5-day flight to Hawaii will be the eighth and longest of the pioneering plane's 35,000-kilometer journey. (Getty Images)
Solar Impulse takes off From Nagoya
Solar Impulse 2 press office Elke Neumann (L) speaks to journalists at the Nagoya airport in Nagoya early on June 24, 2015. Mission controllers cancelled the planned take-off of the Solar Impulse 2 from Nagoya in central Japan early Wednesday because of weather problems in the Pacific Ocean. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse takes off From Nagoya
Ground staff push Solar Impulse 2 towards a hangar at the Nagoya airport in Nagoya early on June 24, 2015. Mission controllers cancelled the planned take-off of the Solar Impulse 2 from Nagoya in central Japan early Wednesday because of weather problems in the Pacific Ocean. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse takes off From Nagoya
Ground staff push Solar Impulse 2 towards a warehouse at the Nagoya airport in Nagoya early on June 24, 2015. Mission controllers cancelled the planned take-off of the Solar Impulse 2 from Nagoya in central Japan early Wednesday because of weather problems in the Pacific Ocean. (AFP/Getty Images)
Solar Impulse takes off From Nagoya
Andre Borschberg of Switzerland, a pilot of the Solar Impulse 2 speaks to journalists prior to board his plane at the Nagoya airport in Nagoya on June 24, 2015. Mission controllers cancelled the planned take-off of the Solar Impulse 2 from Nagoya in central Japan early Wednesday because of weather problems in the Pacific Ocean. (AFP/Getty Images)