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  • NTSB traces SpaceShipTwo crash to preventable error


    ​A co-pilot’s fatal mistake that led to the break-up of SpaceShipTwo represented a single-point failure that could have been addressed long before the crash last October, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on 28 July.


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  • Virgin Galactic wins first satellite launch contract


    ​Virgin Galactic's bid to enter the rocket launching business got a boost today with its first contract for 39 flights...


  • Virgin Galactic promises to reach space in 2014


    Virgin Galactic has promised to make it to space in 2014, following a successful third supersonic flight of its...


  • Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo makes second powered flight


    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has completed its second rocket-powered flight. The 5 September flight marks only the...


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  • NTSB traces SpaceShipTwo crash to preventable error

    News | 28 Jul 2015 20:27 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A co-pilot’s fatal mistake that led to the break-up of SpaceShipTwo represented a single-point failure that could have been addressed long before the crash last October, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on 28 July.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-traces-SpaceShipTwo-crash-to-preventable-error-415120/
  • Virgin Galactic wins first satellite launch contract

    News | 25 Jun 2015 15:55 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Virgin Galactic's bid to enter the rocket launching business got a boost today with its first contract for 39 flights of its LauncherOne system, starting as early as 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-wins-first-satellite-launch-contract-414046/
  • 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: Lynx 'set to roar' in 2015

    News | 27 Jan 2015 00:00 | Dan Thisdell

    ​While Virgin Galactic waits for the results of an NTSB investigation into the 31 October 2014 fatal crash of SpaceShipTwo, another Mojave-based suborbital hopeful is making steady progress towards first flight of a very different concept.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Lynx-set-to-roar-in-2015-407541/
  • 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/