Zephyr Solar Powered Plane Sets Endurance Record

The Zephyr solar-powered plane recently broke the endurance record for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The aircraft took off from the U.S. Army’s Yuma Providing Ground in Arizona last Friday and is still in the air. Its non-stop operation has gone five times longer than the official mark recognized by the world air sports federation. The defense and research company Qinetiq has developed the …