Some Awesome Stratolaunch Pictures From Taxi Tests in Mojave

Stratolaunch on the runway preparing for taxi tests. (Credit: Stratolaunch Systems Corp.)

On Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 the Stratolaunch team performed taxi tests building on the first taxi test in December. The aircraft reached a top taxi speed of 40 knots (46 mph).

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The tests were conducted at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

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The aircraft has a wing span of 385 feet (117 meters).

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The airplane will be used to air launch rockets.

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The aircraft was built by Scaled Composites as part of a program being funded by Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen.