Until then, you can have a look at Stratolaunch's maiden flight in the video attached below.
Stratolaunch is created to function as a launch platform for rockets that will be delivering payloads to space. With this successful first test flight though, it proves that their plane concept does work and could see an increasing amount of interest from other aerospace companies looking to release rockets into space.More news: Microsoft Confirms Hackers Could Read Outlook, MSN and Hotmail Emails
The test took place at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California and was a sigh of relief for the company which recently laid off more 50 employees due to financial challenges in the company.
The impressive machine spent two and a half hours in the air during the test flight, reaching speeds of 189 mph (304 km/h), not almost as much as the world's fastest supercars. Allen died in October 2018 while suffering from non-Hodgkins' lymphoma, just months after the plane's development was unveiled. The company did however detail a year ago some of the vehicles it will attach to the underbelly of the Stratolaunch.More news: Ecuador's president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy
It measures 117 metres from wing to wing, more than a football field.
Paul Allen had founded Stratolaunch back in 2011. According to their website, Stratolaunch wants to "make access to orbit as routine as catching a commercial airline flight is today".More news: Taliban announce annual spring offensive in Afghanistan
The pilots that flew the behemoth of an aircraft had to carry out a long to-do list including flight-control maneuvers and simulating landing approach exercises. Jody Allen, chair of Vulcan Inc. and Trustee of the Paul G. Allen Trust said, 'We all know Paul would have been proud to witness today's historic achievement'. The plane was able to return to the ground safely after completing its maiden flight.