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
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.
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 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
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
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
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’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.
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
But Virgin Galactic has another spacecraft 65% ready
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 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.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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
An explosion may not have destroyed Virgin Galactic's space plane, according to photographic evidence.