It just flew for the first time today! About six hours ago at Mojave California. Mojave Airport is the extraordinary place where SpaceShip One (Burt Rutan's do-it-yourself spaceship that won the X-Prize) flew from, where Virgin Galactic's suborbital rocket plane was manufactured and currently flies. The airport doesn't host airline traffic but instead specializes in things that include manufacturing and test-flying exotic aircraft prototypes. This one is designed to be a high altitude rocket launch platform. It's another one of Burt Rutan's crazy designs, basically two 747 class fuselages joined wing-to-wing. The plan is for it to carry one or more orbital boosters (the initial plan is to carry up to three Pegasus rockets, but they will probably go with one larger rocket later) beneath that middle span, then release the rocket(s) at altitude where it lights and heads for orbit. Everything seems to have gone well and the huge thing is now safely back on the ground. Videos here: https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1117067150169034752 https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1117101097850564613 Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!