1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crash

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Aerial video from CNN affiliate KABC shows debris -- part of which has a Virgin company logo -- in California's Mojave Desert.

MOJAVE DESERT, California — One person died and another was seriously injured as a result of Friday’s incident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, California Highway Patrol Officer Jesse Borne said.

Aerial video from CNN affiliate KABC shows debris — part of which has a Virgin company logo — in California’s Mojave Desert.

This comes after Virgin Galactic said an accident resulted in the loss of its SpaceShipTwo during a powered test flight Friday.

“Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today,” the company said in a statement. “During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo. WK2 landed safely. We will work closely with relevant authorities to determine the cause of this accident and provide updates ASAP.”

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  • mbaker9105

    Hmm….first the Wallops accident, now this. And we currently depend on who for a ride up to the ISS? And who else has stated aspirations to land on the moon, hacks into our contractors databases and makes money from us hand over fist to pay for all their programs? Just sayin…..

    • mbaker9105

      And on the other hand, who here would have a vested interest in seeing commercial ventures fail and also want to claim more responsibility and money needs to be allocated to them?

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