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Old 06-22-2019, 04:04 AM   #1
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June 22nd, 2019: Stratolaunch

Paul Allen was co-founder of Microsoft along with Bill Gates, so you know he had a couple bucks.
He spent on a lot of good causes but I think he had more fun than Gates. For the last 9 or 10 years he's been
bankrolling Stratolaunch. Allen died last October with less than $22 Billion, but it was from Non-Hodgkin's
Lymphoma. So according to all the TV lawyer ads that means his widow can collect bigtime.
Stratolaunch first flew this spring.



Lots of parts from two 747s. I don't know if this is still a viable idea now they are able to land and reuse rockets.



Was it worth what Allen spent? He didn't care, he was enjoying his money.


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Old 06-22-2019, 07:25 AM   #2
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The toys get bigger.

To be fair, at least Paul Allen didn't destroy the education system of the most powerful country on earth..
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:07 PM   #3
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Paul Allen never married. His sister is trustee for everything that is.
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:12 PM   #4
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So Allen was smarter than Gates.
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