Stratolaunch plane rolls out of Mojave Desert hangar

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The monstrous 100-ton Stratolaunch airplane rolled out of its hangar in the Mojave Desert Wednesday. (KABC)

The monstrous 100-ton Stratolaunch airplane rolled out of its hangar in the Mojave Desert Wednesday.

It's the first time Eyewitness News has seen the twin-hulled design, which features a 385-foot wingspan, making it the world's widest airplane.

It will now undergo ground tests. Its first flight could take place as early as 2019.

Stratolaunch is intended to carry a rocket slung beneath the wing and release it at 35,000 feet. The concept is that the rocket will then launch into space and deliver satellites into orbit.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen owns the company building the plane.

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