Scaled Composites

STRATOLAUNCH COMPLETES HISTORIC FIRST FLIGHT OF AIRCRAFT

Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, has successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch. With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater than the length of an American football field, the Stratolaunch aircraft took flight at 0658 PDT from the Mojave Air & Space Port. Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles per hour, the plane flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet. As […]

NTSB CONCLUDES HUMAN ERROR IS CAUSE OF SPACESHIP TWO ACCIDENT

Today the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded their investigation of the in-flight breakup of SpaceShip Two during a test flight on October 31, 2014. In a public hearing at the NTSB’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., the organization’s investigators and analysts presented their findings, conclusions and recommendations in a draft report to the NTSB Board […]

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