Sun. Apr 21st, 2019

World’s largest plane makes first test flight

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The world’s largest airplane — a Stratolaunch behemoth with two fuselages and six Boeing 747 engines — finally made its initial test flight on Saturday in California.

It was made by an engineering company called Scaled Composites.
The airplane is so big its wings are longer than a football field, or about 1.5 times that of an Airbus A380.

Stratolaunch behemoth hit a top speed of 304 kilometers per hour and touched an altitude of 17,000 feet, or 5,182 meters.

Stratolaunch was financed by Paul Allen, a co-founder of Microsoft as a way to get into the market for launching small satellites.

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