Gigantic Aircraft Backed By Tech Billionaire Paul Allen May Fly Soon

The massive Stratolaunch airplane backed by billionaire Paul Allen’s Vulcan Aerospace may take flight this year, according to report by tech news site GeekWire.

Speaking at an event at the University of Washington, Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft msft , tried to capture the aircraft’s huge size.

“Is it 'ginormous?’ I don't know, it's pretty darn big,” he said, according to Thursday’s report. “The tail is 50 feet high, just the tail....

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