A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest flight – surpassing Howard Hughes' famous Spruce Goose – took off from California on its first flight on Saturday. The double-fused Stratolaunch jet took off from the Mojave air and space port and climbed into the desert sky a hundred miles north of Los Angeles. He managed to land two hours later. The aircraft is designed to carry up to three rockets loaded with satellites under the center of its huge wing, which spans 117 meters.
World's longest-flying aircraft takes flight, breaking Spruce Goose record