Facebook sent its Aquila drone into the sky early on May 22, putting the plane, with a 113-foot wingspan, through its paces for more than an hour and 45 minutes.

Eventually, the solar-powered plane is expected to remain aloft for three months at a time, bringing internet access to an area 60 miles wide.

See video of Aquila’s first flight last summer here. Credit: Facebook via Storyful

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