World’s Largest Aircraft Rolled Out for Tests

A bizarre, double-bodied airplane with the largest wingspan of any aircraft in the world just rolled out of its hangar for the first time. The Stratolaunch aircraft is designed to carry satellites into low-Earth orbit. The aircraft will carry satellites and their launch vehicles to a cruising altitude of 36,000 feet (11,000 meters) or so,…

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Battle Begins Over World’s Richest Shipwreck

The discovery of the San Jose shipwreck has all the elements of a great drama: international political intrigue, a treasure of gold and emeralds worth up to $17 billion, and now, accusations of lies and treachery. The Colombian government announced in early December that they had found the San Jose, an 18th-century Spanish galleon that…

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