The Stratolaunch Systems carrier aircraft and its booster/spacecraft payload
Stratolaunch Systems has announced its planned air-launch-to-orbit system, which will get spacecraft into orbit using the largest aircraft ever flown
The Stratolaunch Systems carrier aircraft will be able to travel up to 1,300 nautical miles
The Stratolaunch Systems carrier aircraft releasing the booster/spacecraft
The Stratolaunch Systems booster, carrying the spacecraft into orbit
Seven years ago, philanthropist Paul G. Allen collaborated with aerospace expert Burt Rutan, to create SpaceShipOne – the first privately-funded, manned rocket ship to fly beyond Earth’s atmosphere, and winner of the Ansari X PRIZE. Now, in the post-Shuttle era, the two men have reunited to create a reusable vehicle for launching both manned and unmanned rockets into space. The project was announced in Seattle today.
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