‘Dead by crashing Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo’




The space plane SpaceShipTwo by Virgin Galactic is Friday crashed during a test flight in the US state of California. In addition, according to local media came at least one crew member died. Another hit if known badly injured.

The accident occurred during a test flight in the Mojave Desert. The SpaceShipTwo would thereby test the rocket for the first time in nine months, but collapsed the unit just after it came from his mothership, the WhiteKnightTwo, of unknown cause down. Los

To our knowledge there were two test pilots in Virgin Galactic space plane. Of these, one died in the accident, reports include NBC News. The other was seriously injured. His condition is also not known and it is not clear whether he will make it. Virgin Galactic has not yet been confirmed.

Virgin Galactic has been experimenting with the times SpaceShipTwo. Early this year achieved the aircraft during a test flight an altitude of 21.5 kilometers and a speed of Mach 1.4. Eventually Virgin wanted by airplane commercial “space flights” to provide. It is unclear what the consequences of the accident for the plans of the company.


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