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  • NASA, Orbital Sciences Corp. seeks answers after Antares failure

    NASA, Orbital Sciences Corp. seeks answers after Antares failure
    Investigators on Wednesday began assessing the damage after an unmanned U.S. supply rocket bound for the International Space Station burst into flames during takeoff from Wallops Island on Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, the rocket's manufacturer said...
  • 4 dead, 5 injured as small plane crashes into Kansas building

    A twin-engine plane crashed into a building shortly after takeoff from Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday, killing four people, injuring five and touching off what one official described as a horrific fire that partially collapsed the...
  • 4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion

    4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion
    Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge ball of fire, officials said. Authorities said they...
  • 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...
  • Virgin Galactic craft probably broke up in midair, NTSB chief says

    Virgin Galactic craft probably broke up in midair, NTSB chief says
    The National Transportation Safety Board's top official said late Saturday that he believes a Virgin Galactic space craft that crashed Friday, killing a test pilot, broke apart in midair. Christopher Hart, acting NTSB chairman, said the wreckage of...
  • Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry

    Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry
    At first glance, this dusty desert town hardly looks like a 21st century hub of technology and innovation. Besides a Denny's and a couple of fast food spots, there are dozens of boarded-up businesses, a few cheap hotels and a liquor store whose sign...
  • Key function of crashed Virgin spacecraft deployed early: NTSB

    Key function of crashed Virgin spacecraft deployed early: NTSB
    The investigation into last week's deadly crash of the Virgin Galactic spaceship has found that the "feathering" function to help it descend into the atmosphere from space was deployed early, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday....
  • Is Competence Too Much To Expect From Metro-North?

    Is Competence Too Much To Expect From Metro-North?
    Is the country suffering from a crisis of competence? Examples abound, from the botched implementation of the Affordable Care Act to the initial mishandling of Ebola patients in Texas. In that vein comes the National Transportation Safety Board's...
  • 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' may have contributed to SpaceShipTwo's crash, NTSB says

    'Pilot error' may have contributed to SpaceShipTwo's crash, NTSB says
    Just before SpaceShipTwo broke apart in midair Friday, the tail lifted prematurely after the co-pilot changed the aerodynamic controls, the leader of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday night. Two levers were supposed to be pulled...
  • Virgin Galactic crash: Copilot who died unlocked lever early, NTSB says

    The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Monday night that the copilot who died in the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo prematurely unlocked the spacecraft's aerodynamic controls. After some confusion, acting chairman...