World’s largest plane takes flight

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A big accomplishment in the desert on Saturday, just north of Los Angeles

The world’s largest plane flew for the first time. 

It’s a gigantic, six engined mega jet with a wingspan of a football field built by Stratolaunch Systems.

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This plane is designed to launch satellites into orbit. 

It will also offer the military and private companies a more economical way to get into space. 

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