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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Andre Borschberg
Alone in the single-seat cockpit and high above the American Southwest, pilot Bertrand Piccard could hear only his plane's gear box and the quiet whine of four electric motors. No noisy jet engines.
An experimental solar plane hoping to one day fly around the world tried again Thursday to fly over Morocco's Atlas Mountains after being thwarted a week ago by high winds.
An experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Switzerland on its first transcontinental flight Thursday, aiming to reach North Africa next week.
The plane making one of the biggest splashes at the Paris Air Show carries a grand total of one person and is often delayed because there's too much wind or too little sun.
After 24 hours of flight, Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg landed the Solar Impulse, a plane powered solely by energy from the Sun.
Mr. Borschberg said he did yoga exercises in the cockpit to stimulate the blood circulation and used breathing exercises and a water spray to stay awake, as the plane has no autopilot.
"The night is quite long, so to see the first rays of dawn and the sun returning in the morning — that was a gift," Mr. Borschberg said after touchdown.