Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s new venture, Stratolaunch, brings together Burt Rutan and Elon Musk to produce the largest aircraft ever flown — and the rocket it will launch into low-earth orbit:


  1. Made with cutting edge space age spruce.

  2. Crumpled Ball of Paper says:

    But when Bigelow did his big lay-off recently, I think the workers he had to let go were the ones working on the space hotel modules; the ones he kept were doing contract work for Boeing’s capsule (I believe). If that’s so, where will this contraption take the tourists?

  3. Matthew Walker says:

    Joseph Fouche,

    You know, I was just about to ask whether it could land in San Francisco Bay…

  4. Buckethead says:

    At least Hughes didn’t claim he could reach orbit.

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