Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft Completes ‘Spot-On’ First Flight

Credit: Stratolaunch
Stratolaunch’s gargantuan twin-fuselage launch vehicle carrier aircraft made a successful 2-hr. 29-min. first flight from Mojave Air and Spaceport on April 13, marking the start of a planned 1.5-year test and certification program. The six-engine, 285-ft.-long Stratolaunch is the biggest all...
Guy Norris

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

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