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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 →
Nov 1, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
While Ebola is killing thousands in Africa and reaching the United States, many are joking about it. Why? 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 →
Oct 28, 2014 06:45 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A private rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station has exploded seconds after launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Jul 27, 2014 08:45 AM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The Costa Concordia has parked at Genoa, Italy to be scrapped.
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