World's Largest Airplane In Terms Of Wingspan Successfully Completes its First Test Flight

  • Stratolaunch, the world’s largest airplane in terms of wingspan, made its first test flight on Saturday. The Stratolaunch team reportedly said that this twin-fuselage plane flew for around 2 and ½ hours over the Mojave Desert in Southern California, reached an altitude of 17,000 feet, and flew at a speed of 189 miles per hour. Evan Thomas (the test pilot who with Scaled Composites who flew the world’s largest airplane in terms of wingspan) said that the maiden flight was smooth. He went on to say that “for the most part, the airplane flew as predicted, which is again exactly what we want”. Reports say the Stratolaunch is designed for carrying rockets to blast commercial satellites into space.