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The Science of Big Planes

Airbus has introduced The A380, the world's largest aircraft to date. It's capable of holding up to 800 passengers, and airports are spending millions to make room for the plane's enormous wingspan. Just how much bigger can planes get?

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David Malakoff
Nicknamed "Scoop" in high school, David Malakoff joined NPR in December of 2004 as the technology and science correspondent for NPR’s science desk. His stories about how science and technology impact people’s daily lives can be heard on all NPR news programs.
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