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Descent ‘feathers’ deployed just before Virgin Galactic space plane’s crash

The National Transportation Safety Board is now looking into the incident that killed one pilot and injured another.

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson Says the Risk of Space Tourism ‘Is Worth It’

And he's confirmed that he will be the first passenger on Virgin Galactic’s maiden flight

Virgin Galactic crash: Copilot who died unlocked lever early, NTSB says

10 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Monday night that the copilot who died in the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo prematurely unlocked the spacecraft's aerodynamic controls.

Opinion: Is space tourism dead in the wake of the SpaceShipTwo crash?

10 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo within four days of Orbital Science’s Antares/Cygnus spacecraft exploding on the launch pad, it’s been a bad week for commercial spaceflight in general and space tourism in particular....Show More Summary

Crisis Management Expert Explains How Richard Branson Can Bounce Back From Virgin Galactic Crash

Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson spent his Monday speaking with the media in an attempt to build trust with the public in the wake of a fatal Virgin Galactic test flight on Friday. "We need to know exactly what happened to makeShow More Summary

Walkabout: Investigation of Virgin Galactic Crash Continues

10 months agoLifestyle / Travel : In Transit

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Deployed Its Braking System Prematurely

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 deployed its braking system prematurely. More »      

Branson on SS2: “Grand program has horrible setback”

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says the apparent pilot error that may have caused the crash of the SpaceShipTwo sub orbit craft last Friday is ‘easily fixable’ and has vowed to press on with the program. Speaking in Mojave where the NTSN investigation of the accident is in full swing he said “It’s a grand [...]

What Is Space Ship Two And What Do We Know About Its Crash? An Explainer

10 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The tragic loss of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two is a grim reminder of the dear prices we sometimes pay to achieve remarkable things. Right now, nobody knows exactly what caused the accident, so we're in for a lot of speculation. It may be useful to get some of the basic facts in place first. Read more...

Can Richard Branson Bounce Back?

10 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Emboldened by news that SpaceShipTwo’s fuel tanks did not explode, the Branson fightback begins with a vow that he-- and his family--will still travel to space with Virgin Galactic.

PILOT ERROR? Rocket plane’s tail activated prematurely in fatal crash. “A team investigating the f…

PILOT ERROR? Rocket plane’s tail activated prematurely in fatal crash. “A team investigating the fatal test-flight crash of a Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship found that its rotating tail, designed to ease reentry into the atmosphere, was activated prematurely, and said pilot error could not be ruled out.” Well, stay tuned.

The pilots in Virgin Galactic disaster had a combined 30-plus years of flight experience

10 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Before their spaceship broke apart Friday evening, the test pilots of Virgin Galactic's spaceship had accumulated decades of experience and thousands of hours of flight experience. Co-pilot Michael Alsbury, 39, died in the disaster.Show More Summary

Like other space accidents, Virgin Galactic’s crash was likely a perfect storm of errors

10 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Federal investigators looking into Friday's Virgin Galactic tragedy have turned their attention to a special feature of the craft designed to slow it down for descent. As my colleague Fred Barbash reports, SpaceShipTwo somehow tilted its tailfins into the wrong position at the wrong time. Show More Summary

The pilots in Virgin Galactic disaster had a combined 30-plus years of flight experience

Before their spaceship broke apart Friday evening, the test pilots of Virgin Galactic's spaceship had accumulated decades of experience and thousands of hours of flight experience. Co-pilot Michael Alsbury, 39, died in the disaster.Show More Summary

Like other space accidents, Virgin Galactic’s crash was likely a perfect storm of errors

Federal investigators looking into Friday's Virgin Galactic tragedy have turned their attention to a special feature of the craft designed to slow it down for descent. As my colleague Fred Barbash reports, SpaceShipTwo somehow tilted its tailfins into the wrong position at the wrong time. Show More Summary

The pilots in Virgin Galactic disaster had a combined 30-plus years of flight experience

Before their spaceship broke apart Friday evening, the test pilots of Virgin Galactic's spaceship had accumulated decades of experience and thousands of hours of flight experience. Co-pilot Michael Alsbury, 39, died in the disaster.Show More Summary

Like other space accidents, Virgin Galactic’s crash was likely a perfect storm of errors

Federal investigators looking into Friday's Virgin Galactic tragedy have turned their attention to a special feature of the craft designed to slow it down for descent. As my colleague Fred Barbash reports, SpaceShipTwo somehow tilted its tailfins into the wrong position at the wrong time. Show More Summary

Surgical Robot Developed for Space Program to Treat Breast Cancer on Earth

10 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

As we mourn the loss of lives and treasure in last week’s Virgin Galactic and Orbital Sciences rocket crashes, it’s useful to remember that space is not just a place toward which we launch expensive and highly experimental technology. Show More Summary

Branson fights back on safety warnings claim

10 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Following spacecraft crash, Virgin Galactic boss takes issue with "self-proclaimed experts" after scientist said company ignored safety warnings.

Virgin Galactic spaceship insured for $40-50 million

10 months agoNews : The Newsroom

By Carolyn Cohn and Richa Naidu LONDON (Reuters) - The Virgin Galactic spaceship which crashed on Friday was insured against losses totaling around $40-50 million and the lead underwriter was AIG, insurance sources said on Monday. AIG declined to comment. Show More Summary

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