Stratolaunch - world’s Largest Airplane

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen, just unveiled Stratolaunch, world’s largest airplane.

Stratolaunch is a massive plane with a wingspan of 285 feet, powered from six 747 jet engines and can carry 250,000 pounds of fuel.

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The plane will radically decrease the energy required and the cost, to place spacecraft to low earth orbit.

Stratolaunch’s chief executive, Jean Floyd said:

“Ground  and flight tests will be conducted over the coming weeks and months, and its first launch is set for 2019. The company is actively exploring a broad spectrum of launch vehicles that will enable us to provide more flexibility to customers.”

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