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Stratolaunch Systems: maiden flight of the largest aircraft in the world

Powered by 6 motors it will allow to put satellites in orbit -VIDEO

After a series of ground tests, the Stratolaunch Model 351 made its first flight over the week-end. The giant plane designed by the engineers of Stratolaunch Systems and Scaled Composites, the companies founded by Paul Allen, took off Saturday from the Mojave spaceport, in California, managing to reach an altitude of 17,000 feet (5182 meters) reaching a speed of 304 km/h before landing again after...

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