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Jul 28, 2015 01:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Crash investigators have found Scaled Composites responsible for the fatal SpaceShipTwo accident that claimed the life of the vehicle's test pilot last year.
May 7, 2015 10:15 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
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.
Jan 9, 2015 11:50 AM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
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.
Nov 1, 2014 03:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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 →
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 →
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