World largest aircraft Stratolaunch completes first flightChristian Fernsby ▼ | April 13, 2019
Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, successfully completed the first flight of the world's largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch.
America Stratolaunch flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert
Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour, the Stratolaunch flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet.
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.
The Stratolaunch aircraft is a mobile launch platform that will enable airline-style access to space that is convenient, affordable and routine. The reinforced center wing can support multiple launch vehicles, weighing up to a total of 500,000 pounds. ■