This Insane Giant Mothership Will Launch Rockets Into Orbit

This is not a fantasy project. This is going to be real: a gigantic 385-foot wing span, 544-tonne plane powered by six 747 engines that will serve as a flying launch platform for 490,000 pound orbital rockets. » 12/13/11 2:15pm 12/13/11 2:15pm

Virgin Galactic's White Knight, Branson, Rutan and Spaceman Buzz…

Click to view » 8/06/08 5:46am 8/06/08 5:46amVirgin aircraft is pretty exciting. And here's a video that BoingBoingTV made of the aircraft's launch event, that has some interesting words on the craft and space travel from Sir Richard Branson, Scaled Composite's Burt Rutan and genuine spaceman and moonwalker, Buzz Aldrin himself. The best line? One…