​LOS ANGELES—Space launch company Stratolaunch has successfully completed the long-anticipated first flight of its 385-ft.-span, six-engined mothership at Mojave Air & Spaceport on April 13, marking the start of what is expected to be a year-and-a-half long test and certification program. The twin-fuselage aircraft, designed by Burt Rutan and built by Northrop Grumman-owned Scaled Composites, is the largest aircraft by wingspan ever to fly and is in development to loft small- and ...

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