Dulles, Virginia - Solar Impulse, a solar-powered aeroplane made with polyurethane components, is to fly to New York from Dulles airport in Virginia for the fifth and final leg of its Across America flights on 6 July.
The journey across the country began 3 May in San Francisco, as part of a drive to promote energy efficiency and clean technologies, the Solar Impulse team said in 3 July news release.
The final leg marks the "historic achievement" of the US coast-to-coast flights, made with an airplane capable of flying day and night without fuel, powered exclusively by solar energy.
The 64-metre wingspan plane, which has a cockpit made of rigid polyurethane foam, uses materials such as carbon nanotubes and PU foam.
(Pic: Solar Impulse lands at Dulles airport)