A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is set to travel across the United States with stops in Phoenix, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and New York.
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The Solar Impulse solar powered plane is displayed in a hangar at Moffett Field on March 28, 2013 in Mountain View, California. The Solar Impulse, a solor powered plane that has already made international and intercontinental flights in Europe and Africa, will begin test flights around the San Francisco Bay Area ahead of a planned flight across the United States later this year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Solar Impulse solar powered plane is displayed in a hangar at Moffett Field on March 28, 2013 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) - A solar-powered plane that has wowed aviation fans in Europe is set to travel across the United States with stops in Phoenix, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and New York.

The Swiss creators of Solar Impulse announced the plane’s itinerary at a news conference at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., on Thursday.

The plane is expected to be ready to leave from the San Francisco Bay area on May 1, although organizers said the actual departure will depend on weather.

Each of the stops will last a week to 10 days.

The Solar Impulse is powered by about 12,000 photovoltaic cells that allow it to fly without jet fuel.

It has the wing span of a commercial airplane but the weight of the average family car, making it vulnerable to bad weather.

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