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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo posts bigger loss as expenses rise

    In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo posts bigger loss as expenses rise
    In-flight internet services provider Gogo Inc posted a bigger quarterly loss as it spent more on expanding its services, sending its shares down 7 percent in premarket trading. Gogo has been spending more on international expansions, connectivity fees...
  • NTSB: Surviving SpaceShipTwo pilot thrown clear by breakup

    NTSB: Surviving SpaceShipTwo pilot thrown clear by breakup
    The surviving pilot of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo was thrown from the rocket-powered vehicle when it broke apart last month, and he was able to unbuckle from his seat before his parachute deployed automatically, officials said on Wednesday. The ...
  • People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays

    People Express plane hit by truck, leaving Newport News-based company with one plane, delays
    Passengers have experienced a series of delays and cancellations by People Express after one of its planes was damaged by a vendor's truck -- leaving the company with only one plane. The accident occurred Sept. 19 in Newport News and has impacted...
  • Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash

    Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash
    The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces. The pilots were strapped into their seats as entire pieces were torn from...
  • Brush up on the facts about first-class fares

    Brush up on the facts about first-class fares
    Looking for a good way to start the new year with a bang? If you've ever wanted to experience the luxury of first class without paying high prices, winter is a great time to travel in the front of the plane. We are seeing discounted front-cabin fares...
  • Robert Plant, Richard Branson deny Led Zeppelin reunion rumor

    Robert Plant, Richard Branson deny Led Zeppelin reunion rumor
    Robert Plant and Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson have gone public separately to disavow media reports circulating this week that Branson had offered Led Zeppelin’s surviving members anywhere from $400 million to $750 million to reunite,...