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Parachutist makes world’s first jump from solar-powered plane

News | 28/08/2020 03:36 PM | Click to read full article

A parachutist completed the world’s first jump from a solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday after the plane soared to a height of 1,520 meters (nearly 5,000 ft) over western Switzerland.

The two-seater prototype plane made the test flight in good weather and to promote renewable energy. Parachutist Raphael Domjan reached a speed of 150 kilometers per hour during his jump, landing near the project base in Payerne.