Stratolaunch Progress Report in Photos

A Boeing 747-422 is being stripped for parts for the Stratolaunch project. (Credit: Douglas Messier)

The Stratolaunch project is moving along at the Mojave Air and Space Port. Two 747-422s are being stripped for parts to build the mammoth rocket launching platform, which will be the biggest aircraft in the world.

An engine has been removed from the 747 for use in the Stratolaunch aircraft, which will have six engines. (Credit: Douglas Messier)

Meanwhile, the first of two hangars is nearing completion at the other end of the spaceport.

The first Stratolaunch hangar nearing completion on May 17, 2012. (Credit: Douglas Messier)

And, as an added bonus, here’s a picture of the one of the critters who makes its home in the desert.

What I believe is a zebra lizard showing off its ability to walk on the side of a building. Spider-man ain't got nothing on this thing. (Credit: Douglas Messier)