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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Paul Allen space venture begins with 'largest aircraft ever constructed'

Aerospace entrepreneur Burt Rutan, left, with Paul Allen, goes over a mock-up of one of the spacecraft during the news conference where they announced the new venture. The Stratolaunch would be a twin-fuselage, composite-plastic plane using systems cannibalized from two 747s and powered by six jumbo-jet engines.