Stratolaunch Inches Closer To First Flight

Credit: Rocket carrier aircraft: Stratolaunch Systems
LOS ANGELES—Stratolaunch Systems rolled out its giant twin-fuselage, air-launch rocket carrier aircraft at Mojave Air & Space Port in California for more preflight tests on Aug 10, but did not perform taxi tests as planned due to nose-gear steering issues. The aircraft, which has a wingspan of 385...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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