Microsoft’s co-founder has just announced that he’s starting another company, called Stratolaunch Systems. He’s joined by two others for this private venture, Burt Rutan of the commercial spacecraft SpaceShipOne, and Elon Musk of SpaceX. Their plan? To create a hybrid plane that launches rockets into the sky and all the way into space without needing to spend more money on launchpads and extra rocket fuel.
If Allen and his team manage to pull this off, we could be looking at commercial space travel being real in a matter of a few years. Watch the video below to know more details.