The World's Biggest Plane Designed To Offer Another Way Into Space


At 500,000 pounds and 385 feet, "Stratolaunch", marks another key milestone. Allen’s Seattle-based company is developing it as a platform for lifting rockets into the stratosphere before launching them into space. "Monster"!

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A flying catamaran:)

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I'm not an expert for planes. But, doesn't really look like it has that capability. Too cumbersome. Sketchy design to be able to withstand the thrust rockets would need. More of a Spruce Goose feeling to me.

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It's a really beautiful - two birds flying side by side. Amazing!

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Maybe a step forward in heavy lift aircraft but certainly one ugly mother as throw forward from the spruce goose hopefully more successful.

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Wonder how it might handle single engine (well 3) landing, as part of the test flight.  But, in some strange way it's a elegance in a class of its own.

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