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  • Romo participates in walk-through after Cowboys arrive in London

    LONDON The Dallas Cowboys have arrived in London. After their nine-hour plane ride via Virgin Atlantic, Cowboys coaches and players traveled by bus to an NFL Play 60 event near Wembley Stadium. They spent about two hours Tuesday leading a large group...
  • Investigators scrutinize pilot actions in Virgin Galactic crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board appears to be taking a much closer look at the potential for pilot error as the cause of the fatal crash of a Virgin Galactic spacecraft. The agency's acting chairman, Christopher Hart, said Monday night that a...
  • After deadly crash, Richard Branson says space travel still worth risk

    Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says the company’s space travel program will press on following last week’s crash of one of its spaceships, which killed one pilot and injured another. In his first live interviews since the crash,...
  • Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says

    Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says
    The fatal crash last week of an experimental rocket ship designed to shoot wealthy tourists into space raises serious safety issues, including questions over pilot error, the escape system for its crew, and the ship's exotic rocket motor. The National...
  • Pilot killed in spaceship crash identified as Michael Alsbury

    Pilot killed in spaceship crash identified as Michael Alsbury
    Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson vowed on Saturday to find out what caused his space tourism company's passenger spaceship to crash during a test flight in California, killing one pilot and injuring the other, but expressed a desire to press on...
  • Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic team 'in shock' after crash

    Richard Branson says Virgin Galactic team 'in shock' after crash
    Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson flew overnight to Mojave, where his SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashed into the desert on Friday while testing a new motor and fuel mixture for the first time. In a statement on his website, Branson described his...
  • Virgin Galactic fatal crash sends tremors through commercial space industry

    Aviation pioneer Richard Branson's dream for space tourism was dealt a serious blow Friday as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo plummeted into a desolate stretch of the Mojave Desert during a test flight. One pilot was killed, and his co-pilot seriously...
  • Deadly Crash In Spaceship Test Flight

    LOS ANGELES — Aviation pioneer Richard Branson's dream for space tourism was dealt a serious blow Friday as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo plummeted into a desolate stretch of the Mojave desert during a test flight. One pilot was killed, and his co-...
  • 'Tough day' for space travel as Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes

    'Tough day' for space travel as Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes
    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, part of an ambitious commercial space venture founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, crashed during testing Friday and broke into several pieces over the Mojave Desert. One test pilot was killed and another was...
  • Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash

    Co-pilot killed, pilot injured in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash
    A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash...
  • Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off

    Space tourism set back by accident, industry still sees lift off
    The wait for paying passengers to see Earth from the vantage point of space looked a lot longer on Friday, following the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's first spaceship, but aspiring space tourists did not appear to be lining up for refunds. About...