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Black Water is so far likely to be the most memorable episode of this season of Doctor Who, but any such judgment will be influenced by the second part of the story, Death in Heaven. It is difficult to review the first episode of a two-part story as when an interesting idea in genre is [...]Show More Summary

Fatal Virgin Galactic crash raises serious safety issues

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The fatal crash last week of an experimental rocket ship designed to shoot wealthy tourists into space raises serious safety issues, including questions over the ship's exotic rocket motor, its escape system for the pilots and government oversight of the private venture.

Virgin Galactic spacecraft appears to have broken apart in flight - NTSB

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

By Irene Klotz MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - The head of the federal agency examining last week's fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship during a test flight in California's Mojave Desert said on Sunday the vehicle appears to have broken apart in flight. Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic hopes to have second rocket plane finished by the end of 2014

Virgin Galactic is still moving forward on finishing a second rocket plane by the end of the year, despite the Friday morning crash of SpaceShipTwo in the Mojave Desert, which killed one pilot and seriously injured the other. VirginShow More Summary

Virgin Galactic calls safety lapse claims 'categorically untrue'

In the days following the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket, some voices have emerged questioning its attention to safety, a claim the company refuted in a statement released on Sunday "At Virgin Galactic, we are dedicated...Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic CEO sees new spacecraft ready next year

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

By Irene Klotz MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - Virgin Galactic could have a new spacecraft ready to fly by next year, the chief executive of Richard Branson's space tourism company said in an interview published on Sunday, reacting to concerns...Show More Summary

Safety expert: Virgin Galactic ‘ignored’ repeated warnings prior to deadly crash

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Virgin Galactic “ignored” repeated warnings in the years leading up to the deadly crash of its spacecraft in California, a rocket science safety expert said Sunday, as investigators hunted for clues to the accident. Carolynne Campbell, a rocket propulsion expert with the...

Virgin Galactic will continue work on 2nd rocket plane despite crash

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Virgin Galactic’s chief executive said Sunday that the company is planning to finish work on a second rocket plane by year's end, despite the fatal crash of the SpaceShipTwo.

Experimental Fuel May Have Been Factor in Virgin Galactic Crash

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

    Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. Photo by (CC BY 2.0) Experts say Virgin Galactic was warned about the potential instability of a new hybrid fuel that was used in the plane that broke up over the Mojave desert on Friday, killing the co-pilot. Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic crash investigation will take a year too long

When America’s National Transportation Safety Board acting chair Christopher Hart said the SpaceShipTwo crash investigation could take up to a year he almost certainly killed Richard Branson’s space tourism dream. This is why. Virgin Galactic only had one six passenger two pilot rocket rider craft intended for $275,000 joy flights to the edge of space, [...]

Virgin Galactic CEO sees new spacecraft ready next year

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Virgin Galactic could have a new spacecraft ready to fly by next year, the chief executive of Richard Branson's space tourism company said in an interview published on Sunday, reacting to concerns about the safety of technology used in the Virgin craft that crashed last week.

Rocket Scientists Say Virgin Galactic Put Safety In The Back Seat

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

After Friday's tragic mid-air explosion and crash of Virgin Galactic's Space Ship Two, rocket industry experts have come forward, saying the company was warned of dangers in using nitrous oxide fuel in its rockets. One expert even said she was "shocked, but not surprised" that the crash occurred. Read more...

Virgin Galactic’s ‘SpaceshipTwo’ had ‘in-flight separation’ before crash

Virgin Galactic pilot Todd Ericson talks with NTSB investigator Joe Sedor at the #SpaceShipTwo accident site. pic.twitter.com/mhaAjG3X1K — NTSB (@NTSB) November 2, 2014 The Virgin Galactic test flight that crashed in California’s Mojave...Show More Summary

Critics Accuse Virgin Galactic of Negligence: 'Russian Roulette'

Entrepreneur Richard Branson is fighting off angry allegations of mismanagement after Friday's crash of a Virgin Galactic rocket in California's Mojave Desert, with critics saying that safety problems have long been an issue. The Daily...Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic crash investigation may take a year: investigators

Billionaire Richard Branson is promising to find out what caused the crash of his Virgin Galactic prototype space tourism rocket that killed a test pilot, but federal investigators are cautioning that it may take up to a year to learn exactly what went wrong.

Co-Pilot Killed In SpaceShipTwo Crash Was Experienced And Steady

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Mike Alsbury, 39, died when Virgin Galactic's prototype reusable space plane apparently broke apart in mid-air over the Mojave Desert during a test flight on Friday.

Branson Determined to Find Cause of Space Ship Crash

Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Galactic, said on Saturday that he is determined to find out what caused SpaceshipTwo, his prototype space tourism rocket, to crash on a test flight on Friday, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Show More Summary

Clues From SpaceShipTwo’s Wreckage

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

An explosion may not have destroyed Virgin Galactic's space plane, according to photographic evidence.

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