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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied

    Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied
    Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying cargo and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story...
  • Beneath Nik Wallenda's Tightrope, Discovery and NBC News Face Balancing Act

    Nik Wallenda isn't the only person who will have to totter precariously on a tightrope this Sunday. As the daredevil attempts two different high-wire challenges over Chicago this weekend, his efforts will be televised by Discovery Channel. But the task...
  • What's new in credit card technology

    What's new in credit card technology
    Diners Club, the original Travel and Entertainment" (T-and-E) card, is re-opening in the United States. That's the biggest news in the always-turbulent credit card world. For some reason, the pioneering card has been dormant in the U.S. for several years,...
  • A new twist: Bring-your-parents-to-work day

    When David Henderson was 10 years old, he spent a day with his mother at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in northern California, getting a close-up view of her work as an information technology specialist. Twenty years later, the tables have...
  • Low-fare airlines to Europe next Summer: Early look

    Low-fare airlines to Europe next Summer: Early look
    "Fly to London for $99!" You probably saw those excited press reports about spectacularly low fares WOW Air hyped for its new flights starting next March. By now, those ultra-low fare seats have probably sold out, but the line will still have some...
  • Margot Robbie, Brenton Thwaites Feted at Australians in Film Gala

    As the sun began to set behind the Santa Monica pier, the evening was just getting started at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows Resort where Aussie thesps showed their support at the third annual Australians in Film awards and benefit gala dinner...
  • PETA claims a victory over SeaWorld amid 'Blackfish' backlash

    PETA claims a victory over SeaWorld amid 'Blackfish' backlash
    Animal rights activists claimed a victory Tuesday after Virgin America airline announced that it had cut ties with SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment amid criticism over the treatment of killer whales at aquatic parks. But the latest development raises...
  • GoPro is gearing up to share more of its users' videos

    GoPro is gearing up to share more of its users' videos
    For years, thrill seekers have worn GoPro video cameras to capture hair-raising skydiving, motorcycle racing and snowboarding footage from a first-person point of view. They've documented up-close and personal encounters with wildlife, even mounting the...