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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash: Full Coverage and Investigation

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Main Story: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes in Test Flight: 1 Dead, 1 Injured  
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft crashed in the desert of Mojave, California on Oct. 31 during a powered test flight that went tragically wrong. One test pilot was killed and another injured in the crash. Here's what happened.

Full Coverage

Wednesday, Nov. 12

SpaceShipTwo Pilot Unaware 'Feather' System Was Unlocked: NTSB 
Investigators have talked to the pilot who survived the tragic crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo last month, and say that he didn't know that his copilot unlocked the space plane's re-entry system early.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Five Space Travel Accidents That Shaped the Modern Era 
Space travel is a risky business. As we push for technological advances and further exploration, accidents unfortunately happen. Here are five key space accidents that have defined modern space travel, and the reasons they happened.

Tuesday, Nov. 4

Will Space Tourism Survive Virgin Galactic's Tragic Spaceship Crash?

Friday's tragic accident will delay Virgin Galactic's progress and may also result in more governmental oversight of the company and others that seek to launch paying customers to space, experts say. But space tourism itself should survive.