Stratolaunch’s Roc Retracts Gear For First Time

Roc carrier aircraft flies with the landing gear retracted for the first time on its fourth test flight on Feb. 24..
Credit: NASA Spaceflight
Stratolaunch’s Roc retracted and extended its landing gear for the first time on the 385-ft.-wingspan carrier aircraft’s fourth test flight from Mojave, California, on Feb. 24. After takeoff, the twin-fuselage, six-engine aircraft climbed to 15,000 ft., then the crew deployed the flaps and slowed to...

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