World's Largest Plane Flies for First Time

The world’s largest aircraft took flight for the first time at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California on April 13.

The Stratolaunch aircraft has a wingspan of 385 feet and weighs half a million pounds, according to a report by CNN.

The aircraft was designed to launch satellites into space.

Test pilot Evan Thomas flew the jet to speeds of up to 173 mph and soared as high as 15,000 feet, CNN said. Credit: Stratolaunch via Storyful