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Microsoft co-founder unveils space travel plans

A giant airplane that can in mid-flight launch a rocket carrying cargo and humans into orbit is the future of space travel, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said. The first test flight of the ambitious venture by Allen’s new company Stratolaunch Systems is not scheduled until 2015, but partners in the project vowed…

Microsoft co-founder unveils space travel plans

WASHINGTON — A giant airplane that can in mid-flight launch a rocket carrying cargo and humans into orbit is the future of space travel, billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said on Tuesday. The first test flight of the ambitious venture by Allen’s new company Stratolaunch Systems is not…

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