Sixteen months after a fatal test flight destroyed its first spaceship, Virgin Galactic on Friday unveiled a second vehicle intended to fly paying passengers into suborbital space.
Crash investigators have found Scaled Composites responsible for the fatal SpaceShipTwo accident that claimed the life of the vehicle's test pilot last year.
Six months after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight, a new version of the suborbital space plane is coming together in a hangar in the California desert.
Test flights of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo are on schedule to begin again this year -- this time with its own pilots, the chief executive of Richard Branson’s space startup said Friday.
The pilot who survived the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo remained strapped in his seat as the ship broke apart.Continue reading →
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.
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.
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson has arrived in the Mojave Desert, Calif., in the wake of the tragic explosion and crash of the company's SpaceShipTwo vehicle. Continue reading →
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