Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Billionaire Paul Allen's New Space Project Has Deep Roots

Date: 13 December 2011 Time: 04:37 PM ET
Stratolaunch Minimizes Constraints
A video still by Stratolaunch Systems, which claims its system will minimize weather and range constraints.
CREDIT: Stratolaunch
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's new spaceflight venture shouldn't come as a big surprise, because the billionaire has set his sights on the heavens before.
Allen announced today (Dec. 13) that he is forming a new company called Stratolaunch Systems, which plans to launch payloads to orbit from a huge plane at high altitude. Stratolaunch Systems continues a trend for Allen, who has funded several different spaceflight and astronomy efforts over the years.

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