The Largest Aircraft Ever?
Stratolaunch, a new space tourism company headed by Burt Rutan and Paul Allen, recently a
According to the company, the aircraft would be capable of delivering unmanned payloads&n
The airplane would be powered by six 747 engines.
The aircraft's wingspan would reach 385 feet, greater than the length of a football field
The airplane's gross weight would come in at 1.2 million pounds.
The airplane's target orbital mission range is set at 1,300 nautical miles.
For alternative cargo transport missions, the airplane has a target range of 9,200 miles.
The company says the new aircraft would be capable of delivering 13,500 pounds to low Ear
The aircraft would require a runway 12,000 feet long to take off or land.