'World's largest plane' takes to the air – BBC News

'World's largest plane' takes to the air - BBC News
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The world’s largest aeroplane by wingspan has taken to the air over the Mojave desert in California.

The aircraft built by Stratolaunch is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites.

Its wingspan measures 385ft (117m) and on its maiden flight the jet reached speeds of about 170mph (274km/h).

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