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World's Largest Airplane, Developed by Paul Allen

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In a story that brings to mind The Aviator Howard Hughes, Paul Allen's project, the largest airplane in history, has materialized. With a wingspan of 385 feet, the aircraft is designed to carry and launch rockets into space. This behemoth of the sky has been dubbed the "Roc."

Paul Allen has combined forces with Gary L. Wentz, Jr., former Chief Engineer of the Science and Mission Systems at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on the project.

Learn more and see additional pictures at this Gizmodo article, Aviation Week and at the project's official website. 

The Roc as it compares with other planes, like the 747-8, the Airbus A-380-800 or Hughes' H-4 "Spruce Goose." 

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Very cool. Could Paul please resolve some issues here at home, in his home city of Seattle? We have people all over town living in tents, under bridges, in Breaking Bad style motorhomes parked on the street, stealing to support themselves. Whether it be mental illness, drug addiction, lost jobs, whatever. We have problems right here in River City. Your plane is neato. The streets of your home city need you, surely you can help.
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