Stratolaunch Systems carrier plane. | Stratolaunch Systems Corp.

Billionaire Paul Allen's Colossal Stratolaunch Aircraft Makes Public Debut

The Microsoft founder's Stratolaunch company has built the world's largest airplane, which is designed to launch rockets into orbit from the sky.

A drone's-eye view of the Stratolaunch Systems carrier plane as it rolls out of its Mojave Air and Space Port hangar for the first time. The plane has a wingspan of 385 feet (117 meters), longer than a football field. | Stratolaunch Systems Corp.
A view from the twin tails of the massive Stratolaunch Systems carrier plane for aerial rocket launches. The huge craft rolled out of its Mojave Air and Space Hangar for the first time on May 31, 2017. | Stratolaunch Systems Corp.