Paul Allen Funds World’s Largest Space Plane: Other Indulgences Of the Big Spender

Microsoft co-founder and entrepreneur Paul Allen has teamed up with SpaceShipOne’s Burt Rutan for a carrier aircraft designed to launch next-generation rockets from high altitude.

Allen said he was prepared to commit over $200 million to Burt Rutan’s Stratolaunch project. Allen is known for his multi-billion dollar investment portfolio which includes ownership of two professional sports teams, the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.

The Allen Telescope Array, named for Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, is designed to seek out signals from alien civilizations. Physicist Gregory Benford thinks traditional methods may be wrong. (Reuters)

Seattle’s Experience Music Project. (REUTERS / Anthony Bolante)

Curtis P-40C Tomahawk sits on display as part of the Paul G. Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection. (Reuters)

World War II-era German Fieseler Fi 103V1 guided missile (front) along with a 103R Reichenberg missile are on display at the Paul G. Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection. (Reuters)

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

eBay And Jonathan Adler Launch The Inspiration Shop In NYC
1938 Phantom Corsair: The Regret Of A Car Ahead Of Its Time
This Instagram Account Reveals Scenes From Famous Movies With And Without Special Effects
Wall.e Restaurant Staffed with Robots Opens in Hefei
Old Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts for Millionaires
SOL REPUBLIC Limited-edition Tracks Headphones
Awesome industrial design projects by Igor Chak
Artist Signe Pierce Explores The Chaotic Beauty Of Reality And Its Natural Tefractions
This Clock Has A Levitating Sphere That Tells The Time
The Real Star Wars Weapon!
Hundreds of Submerged Vehicles at Flooded Honda Factory in Thailand
Man Puts V8 Lexus Engine And Automatic Transmission On A Bike
Baylor Basketball Uniforms
This Guy Came Up With A Plan To Turn Any Backyard Into A Beach
1964 General Motors Bison Concept: The Future Looked So Awesome!
This Miller Lite Beer Can Is A Video Game Controller
Tanks - The Fallen Giants Of The World War I
Albert Einstein's Brain on Display at London Wellcome Exhibition
Wonderful Photos Of 1954 Chevrolet Corvair, Which Was Touted As A New Aerodynamic Design
Chinese Student Designs Award-Winning Life Slide
Bizarre Vintage Photos Of Steam Engines After A Boiler Explosion From The Late 19th And Early 20th Centuries
1955 Ford “Beatnik” Bubbletop: This Bubble-Roofed Custom Ford Is Strange And Wonderful!
WAZUMA V8: World's Most Expensive Quad Bike Goes on Sale for $265,000
Luxury 'Doomsday Bunker' Will Allow 34 Super Rich Families To Survive The Apocalypse
The Luxury Apartment On Wheels: Camping In Style In A 1930s Jungle Yacht
Underclothes That Display The 4th Amendment When X-Rayed By TSA
Tesla Model S: World’s First Electric Sedan Hits Road
Cool Vintage Photos of Victorian People Posing With Their Penny-Farthings
Speed Of Light
Photo Camera Woodgrip