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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced plans to build a spaceship that could replace the Space Shuttle, launch rockets, and carry cargo into space.

Allen is planning to launch rockets from a giant aircraft to put satellites and eventually passengers into space.

The developers say six jumbo jet engines would power the aircraft and it would have a wingspan of 117 meters.

“I have long dreamed about taking the next big step in private space flight,” Allen told reporters, “to offer a flexible, orbital space delivery system.”

The first test flight of the aircraft is targeted for 2016.

The project comes after NASA ended its 30-year space shuttle program this year, opening the door to private enterprise to supply space vehicles.

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