The world’s largest plane took flight on Saturday and there are big plans for its future


That’s one big plane. 

The Stratolaunch, the world’s largest aircraft that just so happens to be designed to “enable airline-style access to space,” successfully took flight for the first time in the Mojave Desert on April 13. The plane is the brainchild of Paul G. Allen’s Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, and sports an impressive 385-foot wingspan. 

That’s not all that makes this plane remarkableAccording to the company, the Stratolaunch has a max takeoff weight of 589,670 kilograms and will one day assist in the launching of rockets — and satellites — into space.  Read more…

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