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  • Virgin Galactic to test new spaceship 'this year'


    Virgin Galactic expects to begin testing a second SpaceShipTwo this year to replace the suborbital rocketplane lost in last year’s fatal test flight crash.


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  • Virgin Galactic to test new spaceship 'this year'

    News | 22 Apr 2015 16:24 | Dan Thisdell

    Virgin Galactic expects to begin testing a second SpaceShipTwo this year to replace the suborbital rocketplane lost in last year’s fatal test flight crash.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-to-test-new-spaceship-this-year-411492/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • SpaceShipTwo broke up after tail feathers moved

    News | 03 Nov 2014 05:16 | Stephen Trimble

    ​Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo telemetry data has offered a vital clue to investigators searching for the cause of the fatal 31 October crash while the wreckage appears to rule out an engine or fuel tank malfunction.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceShipTwo-broke-up-after-tail-feathers-moved-405526/