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Pilot in Virgin Galactic crash says he didn't know co-pilot unlocked controls early

The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash wasn't aware that his co-pilot changed the ship's aerodynamic controls early, the National Transportation Safety Board reported Wednesday.

I VERY MUCH DOUBT THAT THE FAA HAS ANY VALUE TO ADD HERE: The investigation into the Virgin Galacti…

I VERY MUCH DOUBT THAT THE FAA HAS ANY VALUE TO ADD HERE: The investigation into the Virgin Galactic accident has yet to find a cause, but the FAA will consider new regulations for commercial space travel. But, of course, adding value isn’t the point.

Despite Antares and Virgin Galactic setbacks, space entrepreneurship is about to be huge

No doubt about it. October was a tough month for space enthusiasts and the world’s private space industry. The explosion of the Antares rocket, which was headed to the International Space Station, was followed just a few days later by the crash of Virgin Galactic’s and Scaled Composites’ SpaceShipTwo space plane. While it’s entirely reasonable to see these pair of events as […]

Virgin Galactic Looks to Resume Tests in 2015

The company looks to rebound from its test spaceship crash by focusing on the craft's successor.

SPACE: Now we need a plan for Spaceport America. Virgin Galactic’s Halloween catastrophe in th…

SPACE: Now we need a plan for Spaceport America. Virgin Galactic’s Halloween catastrophe in the Mojave Desert laid bare the vulnerability of Spaceport America’s reliance on a single anchor tenant for success. The Oct. 31 crash of Virgin’s SpaceShipTwo rocket means the launch of space tourism flights from southern New Mexico won’t happen until at […]

BUZZ ALDRIN ON THE VIRGIN GALACTIC CRASH: Pioneers Will Always Pave the Way With Sacrifice. I’ve…

BUZZ ALDRIN ON THE VIRGIN GALACTIC CRASH: Pioneers Will Always Pave the Way With Sacrifice. I’ve been reading Charles Murray & Catherine Cox’s excellent Apollo history and there’s a relevant passage there, about perspectives. For those entering Apollo from the missiles and systems-engineering areas, it seemed like there always had to be a way to […]

5 Space Travel Accidents That Shaped The Modern Era

Last week was a particularly grim one for private space flights. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave Desert, about 150km north of Los Angeles, killing a pilot, Michael Alsbury, and seriously injuring another, Peter Siebold. Although...Show More Summary

Virgin Investors Take Fright After VSS Enterprise Disaster

The first passenger carrying flight by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space-plane service, which is already over a decade late, could be delayed by years more after the crash in the Mojave desert of the VSS Enterprise last week. The...Show More Summary

Even After SpaceShipTwo Crash, Many Space Tourists Hold Onto Tickets

last yearNews : The Two-Way

Virgin Galactic says there have been some cancellations in the week since its experimental craft went down, killing the co-pilot. But many ticket holders say they don't plan to ask for refunds.

Rocky Road Ahead for Space Tourism

Regulations may change in the wake of Virgin Galactic accident

Virgin Galactic pilot Peter Siebold defied the odds to survive deadly crash

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Peter Siebold, the Virgin Galactic pilot who survived a fall from more than 10 miles high, is described as 'pretty banged up' but has been released from the hospital. Read the rest

Manned commercial space flight: The final unregulated frontier

Space is the final frontier, but under current law manned commercial space flight is a largely unregulated frontier in the U.S. The destruction of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo during a test flight last week, which killed one pilot and injured another, is a reminder that even as we rush towards commercial space tourism and travel, the […]

Manned commercial space flight: The final unregulated frontier

Space is the final frontier, but under current law manned commercial space flight is a largely unregulated frontier in the U.S. The destruction of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo during a test flight last week, which killed one pilot and injured another, is a reminder that even as we rush towards commercial space tourism and travel, the […]

Manned commercial space flight: The final unregulated frontier

Space is the final frontier, but under current law manned commercial space flight is a largely unregulated frontier in the U.S. The destruction of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo during a test flight last week, which killed one pilot and injured another, is a reminder that even as we rush towards commercial space tourism and travel, the […]

Virgin Galactic may resume test flights in 2015

After last week's fatal crash, Virgin Galactic aims to get a new spacecraft ready for testing by summer

?20 People Reportedly Cancelled Virgin Galactic Trips After Crash

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Around 20 people who coughed up $250,000 for one of the first tickets aboard Virgin Galactic's first flight have cancelled their reservations after last week's deadly crash that claimed the life of co-pilot Michael Alsbury and seriously injured pilot Peter Siebold. Read more...

After Disaster, Virgin Galactic Looks to the Future

In the wake of last week's tragic setback, Virgin Galactic's CEO says the company's goal is to resume tests in 2015.

Virgin Galactic might resume testing next summer

George Whitesides, CEO of space tourism company Virgin Galactic, said that the company could resume its spaceship testing in 2015. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed last week when it broke into pieces during a test flight. The company is now creating a new craft, the SpaceShipTwo Serial No. Show More Summary

How did pilot survive Virgin Galactic spaceship disaster at 50,000 feet?

Investigators are still trying to find out what went wrong when the Virgin Galactic spaceship test crashed. One pilot was killed while a second parachuted to safety. John Blackstone shows us how the odds were stacked against anyone surviving.

CEO: Virgin Galactic Looks to Resume Tests in 2015

(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — The space tourism company that suffered a tragic setback when its experimental rocket-powered spaceship broke apart over the California desert could resume test flights as early as next summer if it can finish building a replacement craft, its CEO says. The sleek composite shell and tail section of the new craft are…

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