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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

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"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

The "Stratolaunch":

5 comments:

Old NFO said...

That is one MASSIVE aircraft! And I can't help but wonder what its crosswind limits are...

Keaaukane said...

It looks to me like it could use a solid horizontal stabilizer, like a P-38 or F-82. Maybe the gap is for whatever parasite craft they are carrying.

w3ski said...

Is the second cockpit just an empty shell or are there people in there with something to do?
w3ski

Comrade Misfit said...

The left – hand cockpit is unpressurized and contains data recorders.

JustMusing said...

According to:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3184219/World-s-biggest-plane-launch-2016-Designers-reveal-megaplane-send-astronauts-orbit-using-mini-shuttle.html

The Stratolaunch Carrier Aircraft will have huge wingspan of 385ft (117 metres) when its complete.

It will be powered by six 747-class engines during its first flight in 2016 and will weigh 1,200,000 lb.

Dreamchaser could be launched from the plane to send astronauts to orbit, and back to a runway.

Will initially deliver satellites into orbit 112 miles to 1,243 miles (180 km and 2000 km) above Earth.