The Largest Aircraft Ever?

Paul Allen and Burt Rutan set out to build the largest aircraft ever as part of their new space tourism company. Here's a look at the design plan.

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Stratolaunch, a new space tourism company headed by Burt Rutan and Paul Allen, recently announced plans for 'the largest aircraft ever.'
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According to the company, the aircraft would be capable of delivering unmanned payloads and manned spacecraft to orbit.
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The airplane would be powered by six 747 engines.
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The aircraft's wingspan would reach 385 feet, greater than the length of a football field.
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The airplane's gross weight would come in at 1.2 million pounds.
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The airplane's target orbital mission range is set at 1,300 nautical miles.
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For alternative cargo transport missions, the airplane has a target range of 9,200 miles.
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The company says the new aircraft would be capable of delivering 13,500 pounds to low Earth orbit.
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The aircraft would require a runway 12,000 feet long to take off or land.
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For more, check out our recent feature on the aircraft and the company behind it.