Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo has crashed in the Mojave Desert

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo has crashed in the Mojave Desert today, Friday October 13, 2014, it has been reported. SpaceShipTwo suffered an “anomaly” during a powered flight test resulting in a crash killing one pilot and injuring the other, the reports said. Google+

Virgin Galctic SpaceShiTwo WreckageSpaceShipTwo is a suborbital, air-launched spaceplane designed for space tourism by the The Spaceship Company, a California-based company that is wholly owned by Virgin Galactic.

Virgin Galactic said SpaceShipTwo rocket plane suffered a “serious anomaly” during a powered test flight on Friday that resulted in the loss of the aircraft.

The reported anomaly occurred when he plane was released from its WhiteKnightTwo carrier airplane and fired up its rocket engine in flight for the first time in more than nine months.

It was reported SpaceShipTwo exploded in mid-air, and debris fell onto the Mojave Desert in California in the United States of America (USA).

The carrier aircraft, called the WhiteKnightTwo, reportedly landed safely.


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