Stratolaunch’s Roc airplane completes fastest taxi test


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Capitalism in space: Stratolaunch’s giant Roc airplane has successfully completed its fastest taxi test so far, traveling 90 miles per hour down a runway.

This is about two-thirds of the planned fastest taxi test speed, about 150 miles per hour. Once these tests are completed successfully, they will then finally attempt take-off.

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  • nomo bo

    After ground testing is completed; the first flight is conducted; and tortional stresses are acknowledged to be excessive and incurable, the Stratolaunch will be quietly retired to its hangar, never to be seen again — certainly not in the air.

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