Stratolaunch a company founded by Microsoft co founder Paul Allen, has unveiled the worlds largest airplane.
The aircraft weighs around 500,000 pounds and is having a wing span of 835 feet. Longer than a football field he says.
The aircraft has successfully completed ground tests, engine runs, taxi tests and finally the first flight.
The aircraft features 2 cockpits and has 6 Boeing 747 engines. It is capable of carrying payloads upto 550,000 pounds.
This aircraft is basically designed not to carry passengers but to carry rockets upto a certain height from where the rocket will take off to its orbit. This makes launching of rockets easier and the fuel consumption will also reduce as the distance from the orbit is already reduced since the rocket is carried to a certain height by this Stratolaunch aircraft.