Solar Pulse 2 is set to cross the Atlantic Ocean, one of the most difficult stages of its attempt to fly around the world in solar energy.
Pilot Bertrand Picard will try to reach Seville in Spain after a 90-hour flight from New York.
This is the first attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean by a plane with pure solar energy.
Bertrand Picard takes a short nap while the plane is in flight.
The Atlantic transition will be “the longest distance we have to cover this year,” said the Solar Impulse team.
The flight was scheduled to begin on June 19, but was delayed by bad weather.
Bertrand Picard, a psychiatrist, shares a 22-kilometer trip around the world with Swiss entrepreneur Andre Borschberg.
The solar pulse, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 747, is covered with 17,000 photovoltaic cells to capture the sun’s rays.
The plane landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on June 11 after a five-hour flight from Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.
The recording attempt began on March 9, 2015 in Abu Dhabi and took the plane through Asia and the Pacific to the United States.