Giant aircraft offers a shortcut to space

File this one under ‘interesting’. Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, is building the world’s largest aircraft as a platform from which to launch space rockets. The Stratolaunch aircraft being built by Scaled Composites in California for Allen’s Vulcan Aerospace company will have a wingspan of 117 metres (385 ft), 47 metres more than an Airbus A380, … Continue reading Giant aircraft offers a shortcut to space