World’s Biggest Plane – level 2

24-04-2019 15:00

Stratolaunch is a company which successfully tested a huge plane on Saturday, April 14th. It is the world’s largest plane by wingspan – it is wider than a football field.

It weighs 227 metric tons, is 61-metres-long, and has six engines. It is designed to carry a rocket loaded with a satellite to 7,620 metres in the air. From there, the rocket shoots to space.

Stratolaunch says that launching satellites like this is more cost-effective. Planes also deal better with bad weather.

Difficult words: huge (very big), launch (send to space), more cost-effective (cheaper).

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