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Richard Branson on spaceship crash investigation and future of space tourism

7 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

It is day three into the investigation of what caused a space plane to crash in California. Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson joins "CBS This Morning" from Necker Island to discuss the crash.

Morning Media Newsfeed: Raven to Retire From A&E | NBC Undecided on Virgin Galactic Series

7 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. A&E Networks Chairman Abbe Raven to Retire (THR) Cable pioneer Abbe Raven is set to retire. Her last day as chairman of A&E Networks will be Feb. 2. The news comes nearly a year after Raven’s protégé, Nancy Dubuc, was elevated to CEO and Raven to chairman. Show More Summary

Search for clues after Virgin Galactic spaceship breaks during test

7 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Authorities investigating the crash say human error may have caused the space plane to break apart in mid-air. Early feathering may have caused the incident. John Blackstone reports.

Investigators pin Virgin Galactic's crash on faulty tail deployment

US aviation investigators say they now know how Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo broke up in mid-flight, but don't yet know why. The crash tragically killed co-pilot Michael Alsbury and seriously set back CEO Richard Branson's space tourism program....

Key Function Deployed Early Before SpaceShip Two's Crash

7 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The Virgin Galactic spacecraft deployed a "feathering" system, designed to help it descend back to Earth, was deployed too early. The crash killed one pilot and injured another.

Landing function deployed early in Virgin Galactic crash

7 months agoNews : The Raw Story

An investigation into the deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship has found that a function to help the craft descend into the atmosphere was deployed early, a federal safety official said on Sunday, adding pilot error could not be ruled out. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is...

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Deployed Its Braking System Prematurely

7 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Following the tragic accident on Friday which saw Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo fail catastrophically, engineers are now scrabbling to understand the cause. In a new briefing, the National Transportation Safety Board has explained that the craft d eployed its braking system prematurely. Read more...

Virgin Galactic defends safety record after fatal crash

Credits: Getty Alt Text: Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Preliminary investigation suggests that Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo broke up after an onboard system deployed prematurely One-Minute Read Monday, November 3, 2014 - 10:20am Virgin...Show More Summary

Investigators say Virgin Galactic's descent device deployed prematurely

Virgin Galactic's experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California's Mojave Desert after a device to slow the craft's descent prematurely deployed, federal investigators said Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Acting...Show More Summary

Rocket plane's braking devices deployed early: NTSB

7 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

But agency says that wasn't cause of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo's fatal crash; findings raise more questions

Virgin Galactic crash: Dead pilot moved critical lever too soon

The dead co-pilot of the crashed Virgin Galactic sub-orbital space craft Michael Alsbury moved a crucial control surface lock to an unlock position seconds before it tumbled and broke apart according to US crash investigators. The acting chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, Christopher Hart told a third public briefing on the crash that [...]

Virgin Galactic CEO sees new spacecraft ready next year

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.

SciFi Weekend: Doctor Who; Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock and Sex; Agents of SHIELD; Agent Carter; Gotham; Arrow; The Flash; 12 Monkeys; Billy Bob Thornton and Other Sitcom News; Crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo

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

7 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

7 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

7 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

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