First flight of world’s largest aircraft

The #Stratolaunch, the world’s largest aircraft by wingspan, completed its successful first flight over the #Mojave Desert, #California, on Saturday.
The Stratolaunch has six engines and has a wingspan of 117m (384ft), bigger than the length of an American football field. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9s7m

Courtesy: Stratolaunch Systems

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Flying behemoth: 6-engine air monster’s initial flight

With twin fuselages and a wing of a size of a football field, the gigantic ‘Stratolaunch’ plane is designed to make propelling rockets into space easier and cheaper than traditional ground-based launch pads.

Built by California-based company Scaled Composites (owned by Northrop Grumman), the ginormous plane is designed to ferry rockets and various types of spacecraft into orbit.

On Friday, it successfully completed its first test flight, flying for two-and-a-half hours above the California’s Mojave Desert without an issue.

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Courtesy: Stratolaunch Systems Corp

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