Captain Piccard's Solar Powered Plane Flies, Kinda

Captain Bertrand Piccard's photovoltaic-powered plane "Solar Impulse" flew 1,148ft yesterday in Switzerland at three-foot altitudes. The 262-foot wingspan plane weighs 4,409lbs and has been under construction since 2003. The caveat? They were flying with battery-power assistance. Gallery below » 12/04/09 5:15pm 12/04/09 5:15pm