The world’s largest plane has taken flight for the first time.
After years of development, a gigantic, six-engine mega jet flew for the first time saturday.
The Stratolaunch aircraft is a giant flying launch pad, designed to hurtle satellites into low Earth orbit.
The aircraft’s wingspan measures 385 feet, wider than any airplane on the planet.
Stratolaunch systems will offer the military, private companie, and NASA a more economical way to get into space.
The company’s model call for getting satellites into space “as easy as booking an airline flight.”