Stratolaunch Just Flew the World's Largest Plane for the First Time

Space.com | 4/13/2019 | Tariq Malik
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Stratolaunch, the private launch company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, has just flown the world's largest aircraft for the first time.

The massive airplane, which has a wingspan of a football field and is designed to launch rockets from the air, took off on its maiden test flight from the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California on Saturday (April 13). The flight, while not officially announced by Stratolaunch, was spotted by photographers at the airport, where the company has been conducting runway tests with the giant plane in recent months.

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Founded by Allen in 2011, Stratolaunch is a private spaceflight company that seeks to launch rockets into orbit from high-altitude using its novel megaplane carrier aircraft.

The carrier plane...
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