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World’s biggest plane unveiled

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The co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen had a huge project on the making and just unveiled it. The huge project is the largest plane in the world. The plane has a wingspan larger than a whole football field. The plane was unveiled to the public at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California on Wednesday to undergo fueling tests.

The plane is designed to launch large rockets from an attitude of about 30,000 feet. It has a wingspan of 385 feet and 117 meters. The length is about 238 about 72 meters, and the tail height of about 50 feet and about 15 meters. The largest plane before had a wingspan of 319 feet that was part of the Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose.

The plane has 28 wheels all being powered at once, and was built inside of custom-built hangar in the Mojave desert. Its powered by six Boeing 747 engines just getting ready to take its test flight. The Stratolaunch is ready to perform its first launch demonstration as early as 2019. The Stratolaunch could only unfortunately  launch to three satellite rockets in one flight.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/01/worlds-biggest-ever-plane-unveiled-microsoft-co-founder.html
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/stratolaunch-worlds-largest-plane-finally-emerges.html

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