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Nov 20, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
NASA engineers think they have figured out a better way to both navigate and communicate far out in deep space.
Nov 13, 2014 11:42 AM ET // Irene Klotz
The pilot who survived the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo remained strapped in his seat as the ship broke apart.Continue reading →
Nov 10, 2014 03:50 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Based on the scattered, jagged remains of SpaceShipTwo and the pending funeral for one of its pilots, it would be easy to assume that a design flaw of some sort was responsible for the deadly crash -- but appearances can be deceiving.
Nov 3, 2014 03:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
It wasn’t SpaceShipTwo’s hybrid rocket motor -- which was flying on Friday with a new type of fuel -- that caused the fatal crash, the head of the accident investigation agency said late Sunday.
Oct 31, 2014 08:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Friday morning, the spaceflight community was stunned to hear that Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo had suffered an in-flight anomaly during a rocket-powered test flight over the Mojave Desert in California. Continue reading →
Sep 15, 2014 07:11 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A hole-in-one would be a memorable event for anyone, but for English golfer Andy Sullivan, it was a stroke of luck that turned into a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity -- a suborbital joyride. Continue reading →
Sep 11, 2014 06:30 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Less than a month after saying he'd be "bitterly disappointed" if Virgin Galactic flights don't start by the end of the year, Richard Branson admits that we'll need to wait a little longer. Continue reading →
Sep 5, 2014 04:55 PM ET // Irene Klotz
British soprano Sarah Brightman will begin training in January for a 2015 visit to the International Space Station. Continue reading →
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