Friday, October 31, 2014

Another Bad Day for Commercial Space Flight...

SpaceShipTwo breaks apart in midair after suffering a malfunction on October 31, 2014.

Statement from NASA Administrator on Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Mishap (Press Release)

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden:

“On behalf of the entire NASA family, I offer our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the pilot lost in today’s accident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, and we are praying for a speedy recovery of the other pilot.

“While not a NASA mission, the pain of this tragedy will be felt by all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploration. Space flight is incredibly difficult, and we commend the passion of all in the space community who take on risk to push the boundaries of human achievement.”

Source: NASA.Gov


A piece of wreckage from SpaceShipTwo lies in California's Mojave Desert after the vehicle disintegrated during a test flight on October 31, 2014.
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