Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft’s braking system early.
The pilot of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that tore apart over the Mojave Desert didn’t know his co-pilot had prematurely unlocked its brakes, though protocol for the test flight required the co-pilot to announce the […]
The test pilot who was killed last Friday when the Virgin Galactic private space vehicle broke up over the Mojave Desert was a native of Scotts Valley.
Billionaire Richard Branson is promising to find out what caused the crash of his Virgin Galactic prototype space tourism rocket that killed a test pilot, but federal investigators are cautioning that it may take up to a year to learn exactly what went wrong.
The pilot who was killed in the test flight of Virgin Galactic’s prototype space tourism rocket is being remembered as a respected test pilot and devoted husband and father of two young children.
Catastrophic SpaceShipTwo Crash Kills Virgin Galactic Pilot In Major Setback For First Private Spaceflights
SpaceShip Two, a commercial aircraft designed for suborbital space tourism appears to have malfunctioned over California Friday morning.
As a Bay Area luxury travel agent for more than three decades, Lynda Turley Garrett never thought she’d be selling trips to outer space.
The tickets are being offered to those interested in traveling into space on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two.
A unique, spaceship-launching aircraft flew over the San Francisco Bay Wednesday morning in conjunction with the opening of a renovated terminal at San Francisco International Airport.