Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo exploded on a test flight shortly after takeoff leaving one of two test pilots dead.
“During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle,” Virgin Galactic said in a statement. “The WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft landed safely. Our first concern is the status of the pilots.”
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