Watch the world’s biggest plane take off into the sky, as the Stratolaunch Roc successfully completes its first drop test

Stratolaunch Roc in flight.
The world’s biggest plane recently took off from the Mojave Desert. 
Videos show the Stratolaunch Roc successfully completing its first drop test. 
The Roc is massive: its take-off weight numbers at over 1.3 million pounds.

A video shows the biggest plane in the world taking off and cruising into the sky — taking it one step closer to hypersonic flight. 

The Stratolaunch Roc successfully completed its first drop test — which tested the plane’s ability to release an autonomous launch vehicle in the air — in Mojave Desert on Sunday, according to the company’s press release. 

The video was posted by Stratolaunch on Twitter, showing the massive plane, which has a take-off weight of 1.3 million pounds, taking off from the runway. Stratolaunch’s vehicle Talon-A could be seen attached to the plane.

The Roc is a mothership aircraft and is designed to carry rockets and vehicles. 

—Stratolaunch (@Stratolaunch) May 13, 2023

The  aircraft has a wingspan of…

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This article was written by Marielle Descalsota and originally published on