The world's largest plane by wingspan took its first flight on Saturday above the Mojave Desert in California. With a wingspan wider than the length of an American football field, the plane features six turbofan engines, a dual fuselage design and was made using parts from two Boeing jets, according to The New York Times . The Stratolaunch, as the plane is called, is designed to carry rockets to an altitude of 35,000 feet, at which time they would ignite and launch into orbit according to The Verge . The rockets would carry commercial satellites into space. The plane was built by Stratolaunch Systems Corp., which was created in 2011 by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. By launching rockets, satellites and other spacecraft from the sky, the company...
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With A Wingspan Wider Than A Football Field, The World's Largest Plane Takes Flight