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Mon 15 Apr 2019 10:15 AM

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Video: World's largest plane Stratolaunch takes to the air

The world's largest aeroplane by wingspan has taken to the air over the Mojave desert in California.

The aircraft built by Stratolaunch is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites. Its wingspan measures 385ft (117m) and on its maiden flight the jet reached speeds of about 170mph (274km/h).

(Source: BBC News YouTube channel)