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Vulcan Aerospace morphs into Stratolaunch

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An artist’s conception shows the Stratolaunch plane. (Stratolaunch Illustration)

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s space venture is rebranding itself and updating its website as it prepares to begin flight tests of the world’s biggest airplane. The venture was launched in 2011 as Stratolaunch Systems, but over time it morphed into Vulcan Aerospace, with Stratolaunch Systems as a subsidiary. Now it’s officially known as Stratolaunch, period. The venture’s website has been changed to reflect the new branding.

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