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  • Virgin Galactic announces first new pilot since fatal spaceship crash


    ​Virgin Galactic has hired a new test pilot for the SpaceShipTwo commercial spacecraft from the company that designed the suborbital ship.


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  • Virgin Galactic takes pragmatic approach to fatal spacecraft crash


    ​Virgin Galactic is focusing its efforts on the development of its next sub-orbital tourist spacecraft following the...


  • Ex-SpaceShipOne test pilot critical of hybrid motor in new video


    ​Count the Ansari X-Prize-winning test pilot of SpaceShipOne, Brian Binnie, among the critics of SpaceShipTwo.


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    ​Northrop Grumman has announced a new partnership with Diamond Aircraft Industries and a new presence in Ontario,...


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  • Virgin Galactic announces first new pilot since fatal spaceship crash

    News | 27 Jan 2015 21:52 | Dan Parsons

    ​Virgin Galactic has hired a new test pilot for the SpaceShipTwo commercial spacecraft from the company that designed the suborbital ship.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-announces-first-new-pilot-since-fatal-spaceship-crash-408354/
  • ANALYSIS: Where next, Virgin Galactic?

    News | 26 Jan 2015 10:01 | Dan Thisdell

    ​A 2014 that opened with great expectations that the era of privately funded personal spaceflight would finally begin ended with a crash, nowhere near spacehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Where-next-Virgin-Galactic-407537/
  • Virgin Galactic takes pragmatic approach to fatal spacecraft crash

    News | 15 Jan 2015 14:42 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Virgin Galactic is focusing its efforts on the development of its next sub-orbital tourist spacecraft following the fatal crash of the previous model in October 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-takes-pragmatic-approach-to-fatal-spacecraft-crash-407913/
  • SpaceShipTwo survivor unaware tail feathers unlocked

    News | 12 Nov 2014 16:51 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The surviving pilot of the SpaceShipTwo crash on 31 October has told investigators that he was unaware the co-pilot had unlocked a system that rotates the tail feathers of the vehicle moments before an in-flight break-up, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceShipTwo-survivor-unaware-tail-feathers-unlocked-405977/
  • OPINION: Virgin Galactic crash shows that big dreams mean big risk

    News | 07 Nov 2014 15:08

    ​Tragedy has struck space tourism a most cruel blow. First, the 31 October crash of SpaceShipTwo took the life of test pilot Mike Alsbury. Then, images of the in-flight break-up cast a calamitous cloud over the ­industry’s biggest and most important player – the ­Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites team.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Virgin-Galactic-crash-shows-that-big-dreams-mean-big-risk-405797/
  • ANALYSIS: NTSB will have no quick answers after Virgin Galactic crash

    News | 06 Nov 2014 12:52 | Stephen Trimble

    Structural failure – not a faulty rocket motor – has quickly emerged as a key focus of the investigation into the 31 October crash of the Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo that killed a test pilot and launched a new crisis for Virgin Galactic and the nascent suborbital space tourism industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-NTSB-will-have-no-quick-answers-after-Virgin-Galactic-crash-405675/