Virgin Galactic test vehicle SpaceShip Two (SS2) has crashed into the Mojave Desert after experiencing an inflight “anomaly” during the first test of a new hybrid rocket motor at Mojave, California on Oct. 31. Reports indicate that one of the two test pilots was killed and the other survived, but is seriously injured, after bailing out of the sub-orbital craft, which was making its fourth powered flight overall. The flight, which marked the first time the vehicle had flown under ...

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