The world’s largest aircraft, developed by aerospace venture Stratolaunch has successfully completed its first flight test on 15th April 2019 at California's the Mojave Desert.
The world’s largest aircraft has a dual fuselage design and a wingspan greater than the length of an American football field.
The world’s largest aircraft achieved a maximum speed of 189 miles (302.4 km) per hour, the plane flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet.
The world’s largest aircraft has a world-record wingspan of 385 feet and is 238 feet long. It is wider than any airplane on the planet.
As part of the initial flight, the pilots evaluated aircraft performance and handling qualities before landing successfully back at the Mojave Air and Space Port.
Stratolaunch is an American space transportation venture developing a new air launch to orbit system.
Stratolaunch aims to develop an air-launch system with three primary components: A carrier aircraft; A multi-stage payload “launch vehicle” which would be launched at high altitude into space from under the carrier aircraft and A mating and integration system.
Stratolaunch was founded by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2011.