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Obama Nominates Rosekind To Top NHTSA Post

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may have finally found its new administrator. Autoblog reports President Barack Obama nominated National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind to the agency’s top post. Rosekind...Show More Summary

WELL, NHTSA HASN’T COVERED ITSELF WITH GLORY LATELY: Obama nominates Mark Rosekind for next NHTSA a…

WELL, NHTSA HASN’T COVERED ITSELF WITH GLORY LATELY: Obama nominates Mark Rosekind for next NHTSA administrator. “Rosekind has served the past four years as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, the independent government...Show More Summary

Flying your drone recklessly? The FAA can sue you, US safety board rules

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

US aviation authorities are allowed to pursue small drone operators suspected of operating their radio-controlled devices in a reckless manner, a US government agency ruled Tuesday. The decision by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is the latest chapter in an ongoing legal battle...

Ruling Brings Drones Under FAA Regulation, Could Lead To Sweeping Bans

The FAA appealed to the National Transportation Safety Board to get the power to crack down on unmanned aircraft. A decision handed down by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today may have many drone aficionados poised to fly off the handle. Read Full Story

Transportation board overturns ruling that made small drones legal

You may want to hold off on prepping a drone to do aerial shots of your Thanksgiving party. The National Transportation Safety Board has just overturned (PDF) one of its judges' previous ruling for a case filed against Raphael Pirker, which...

FAA notches win in drone war

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can crack down on people who operate drones in a reckless or careless manner, the nation’s transportation safety board ruled today. The decision could give some drone operators pause, as it clarifies that the FAA has at least some authority...

Virgin Galactic pilot recounts how he survived being ejected at 50,000 feet

When Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed in late October, the company attributed the loss to an unidentified "serious anomaly." Now, thanks to the ongoing investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, we finally have a clearer picture...

SpaceShipTwo's Surviving Pilot Ejected Into -56C At 15,000m

Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong in the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. While the National Transportation Safety Board has been looking into an issue with the braking system, the agency has released details from surviving pilot Peter Siebold about how he managed to escape the exploding spacecraft. More »      

SpaceShipTwo's Surviving Pilot Was Ejected at 50,000 Feet and -70 Degrees

Investigators are still trying to figure out exactly what went wrong in with the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. While the National Transportation Safety Board has been looking into an issue with the braking system, the agency has released details from surviving pilot Peter Siebold about how he managed to escape the exploding spacecraft. Read more...

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.

SpaceShipTwo's greatest mystery: How did the pilot survive?

There are many months of investigation ahead of the National Transportation Safety Board, as it tries to piece together the story of SpaceShipTwo's fatal crash in the Mojave desert last Friday. Based on evidence that the NTSB has already...Show More Summary

SpaceShipTwo Rocket Plane Debris Spread Over 35 Miles, Says NTSB

Lightweight debris from last week’s in-flight breakup of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane has been found as far away as 30 to 35 miles from the main crash site, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday night. The dispersal of debris testifies to the thoroughness of the plane’s disintegration, after an anomaly…

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.

Feds zero in on cause of SpaceShipTwo crash

There are still months of investigating left to be done on SpaceShipTwo's tragic crash in the Mojave desert Friday. But after the National Transportation Safety Board held the last of four Mojave-based press conferences on the investigation...Show More Summary

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

2 weeks 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.

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 »      

SpaceShipTwo Feathering System Prematurely Deployed before Fatal Breakup

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo disintegrated shortly after the space plane's tail stabilizers prematurely deployed, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Did Pilot Error Cause SpaceShip Two Crash?

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

National Transportation Safety Board chairman Christopher Hart told reporters on Sunday that the tail of SpaceShip Two lifted prematurely, after the pilot changed the aerodynamic controls of the aircraft. This introduced pilot error into the realm of possibility for the cause of the incident. Read more...

Virgin Galactic's Fatal Crash May Have Been Due To An Unauthorized Tail Deployment

The National Transportation Safety Board said the plane's "feathering" system, which typically requires two steps, initiated on its own. On Friday, shortly after being dropped from a cargo aircraft over the Mojave desert, Virgin Galactic's...Show More Summary

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Deployed Its Braking System Prematurely

2 weeks 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...

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