A new solar-powered plane called the Solar Impulse 2 has this week completed its journey around the world.

It kicked off back in March, making a 5,061 mile trip from Japan to Hawaii, however shortly after that the journey was cut short due to inclement weather.


Finally just a few weeks after Pilot Andre Borschberg has finally completed the mission, setting off from Nagoya and then landing in Kapolei, Hawaii on Friday, meaning that it completed a five-day, 118 hour flight and the longest-ever solo non-stop flight, overtaking the previous record which was 76 hours.

All of this was thanks to the planes 17,000 solar cells and batteries for stored energy to be used at night.

Check it out in the video below.

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