NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 30 Apr, 2021 05:15 am

Space plane: Gigantic Stratolaunch aircraft makes second test flight

Space plane: Gigantic Stratolaunch aircraft makes second test flight
Plane is to be used as carrier aircraft to launch hypersonic flight research vehicles.

The Stratolaunch aircraft, a six-engine jet with the world's longest wingspan, lands at Mojave Air and Space Port.The six-engine jet with the world's longest wingspan took off from Mojave Air and Space Port two years after its maiden flight, following a change in ownership and purpose.The Stratolaunch aircraft at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California.The six-engine jet with the world's longest wingspan takes off from Mojave Air and Space Port.

Photo / AP The gigantic Stratolaunch aircraft has flown for the second time, taking to the skies over the Southern California desert on Thursday (local time).Allen intended to use it as a carrier aircraft for space launches, carrying satellite-laden rockets beneath the centre of the wing and releasing them at high altitude.

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