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  • Pilot in Virgin Galactic crash thrown from plane while strapped in seat

    Pilot in Virgin Galactic crash thrown from plane while strapped in seat
    The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic crash in the Mojave Desert last month was thrown from SpaceShipTwo still strapped in his seat as the plane broke apart in midair, federal investigators reported. Pilot Peter Siebold told investigators that he...
  • Virgin America prices IPO at $23 a share

    Virgin America said its initial public offering of 13.3 million shares was priced at $23 apiece, raising about $306 million. The offering values the Burlingame, Calif., airline at about $994 million and was priced near the top of the expected range of...
  • After deadly crash, Richard Branson says space travel still worth risk

    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,...
  • Shula Burger, Starbucks open at Fort Lauderdale airport

    Shula Burger, Starbucks open at Fort Lauderdale airport
    Airline travelers now have more dining options at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. On Wednesday, the airport officially welcomed a Shula Burger joint and Starbucks Coffee to  Tterminal 1’s lineup of food offerings to cater to...
  • Virgin Galactic crash: Is space tourism worth the risk?

    To the editor: In assessing the damage caused by the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Richard Branson quoted another famous British citizen, Sir Isaac Newton, saying that his team is "standing on the shoulders of giants." ("Virgin Galactic fatal...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Investigators scrutinize pilot actions in Virgin Galactic crash

    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...
  • Fatal Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash Raises Questions About NBC Series

    The fatal crash during a test flight of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo craft raises questions about the status of NBC's "Space Race" reality show that aims to document the dawn of commercial space travel. The pilot was killed and another person was...
  • Virgin Galactic ticket holder still eager to go to space despite crash

    Virgin Galactic ticket holder still eager to go to space despite crash
    One future passenger on Virgin Galactic's commercial flights into space said the deadly crash of a test flight in the Mojave Desert on Friday has not shaken his desire to journey into space. Jim Clash, a New Yorker in his 50s, said he was "very sad...
  • 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...