The world’s largest airplane crossed the sky on its first voyage

The aircraft stayed on air for a couple of hours after having taken off from the runway of Mojave Air and Space Port, at the United States

The largest aircraft in the world, which was developed by the aerospace company Stratolaunch, finally made its first trip.

This six-engine, double-fuselage aircraft took off from the runway at Mojave Air and Space Port in the state of California, United States.

The intention was a test flight of a couple of hours, according to the reports of the American press.

Stratolaunch was founded by the late co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen, in 2011, to develop the largest transport aircraft as a launch pad for orbital rockets.

The aircraft is considered the largest in the world due to its 117 meters in span and 72.5 meters in length. Its weight is almost 227,000 kilograms.

“#Stratolaunch team reaches an historic milestone with this record flight! This comes to the margin of space and beyond!”, said on Twitter Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the Directorate of NASA’s Science Mission.

K. Tovar

Source: Panorama

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