Billionaires are taking to space the way wistful young men take to the sea in 19th Century novels. Last week, Elon Musk launched his Tesla Roadster at the astroid belt using the world's most powerful rocket currently in operation. Not to be outdone, Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen also has a big plan (and a big plane) for going to space.
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You can't be a Silicon Valley billionaire without having your own initiative to build a big arse aircraft. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is most definitely a Silicon Valley billionaire, and today he proved that by pulling the world's largest aeroplane out of its hanger for the first time and showing the world what the future of rocket launches might look like.