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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Virgin Galactic fatal crash sends tremors through commercial space industry

    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...
  • 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...