Stratolaunch, a giant six-engine aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan, makes its historic first flight from the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman)

Stratolaunch, a giant six-engine aircraft with the world’s longest wingspan, makes its historic first flight from the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman)

Giant Stratolaunch aircraft lifts off from California

The company, founded by the late Paul G. Allen, will use the jet for air-launching small satellites.

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