The Spruce Goose was flown only once, on November 2, 1947, and had the largest wingspan of any aircraft to ever take to the skies until Saturday's flight. With 117 meters wingspan and 73 meters nose-to-tail length, the company describes its aircraft as the "world's largest plane". It flew at a maximum speed of about 189 miles per hour at about 15,000 feet above the ground, according to Stratolaunch. Pacific time (1400 GMT) and stayed aloft for more than two hours before landing safely back at the Mojave Air and Space Port as a crowd of hundreds of people cheered.
Jean Floyd, the chief executive of Stratolaunch, said: "It was an emotional moment to personally watch this majestic bird take flight. without a doubt, he [Allen] would have been proud".
The world's biggest airplane took flight on Saturday. The Stratolaunch aircraft is a mobile launch platform that will enable airline-style access to space that is convenient, affordable and routine. Allen died in October 2018 while suffering from non-Hodgkins' lymphoma, just months after the plane's development was unveiled. However, when it comes to planes, it appears the industry is moving in the opposite direction as they are not only trying to fit more passengers into planes for long-distance flights but now also creating massive planes in which to launch rockets from.
"We all know Paul would have been proud to witness today's historic achievement", said Jody Allen, Chair of Vulcan Inc and Trustee of the Paul G. Allen Trust.
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McCollum missed 10 games down the stretch with a left knee strain and had only played in two games since returning. Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his ninth career postseason triple-double.
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In her usual style, Winx held back until the final bend before powering to the finish line to deafening roars from the crowd. Winx has also claimed her 20th victory at Randwick , where she has picked up the vast majority of her 33 race wins.
Stormy weather anticipated for Sunday
The threat of severe weather will likely increase throughout the day, the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center said. The National Weather Service of Fort Worth went on to rate the tornado an EF-3, with 140 miles per hour winds.