Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crash: Experts React
Pieces of of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space plane are seen on the Mojave Desert floor after a deadly crash that killed one pilot and injured another on Oct. 31, 2014.
November 1st, 2014
The tragic crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space plane on Friday, Oct. 31, has the commercial spaceflight industry in mourning for the test pilot who died, and praying for the recovery of a second pilot who was injured. See reactions from experts.
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Virgin Galactic Vows to Continue Space Tourism After SpaceShipTwo Crash
Virgin Galactic's passenger spacecraft SpaceShipTwo crashed in Mojave, California after a serious accident during the craft's fourth rocket-powered test flight on Oct. 31, 2014. One pilot was killed and another injured in the crash.
November 1st, 2014
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides said the company will figure out what went wrong and continue to work to get SpaceShipTwo up and running.
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An Unmanned Rocket Exploded — So What?
Exploding Antares rocket
October 31st, 2014
We have moved from a space race between nations to becoming a race that relies on space for many of its everyday activities. Perhaps this is why the explosion on take-off of the unmanned Antares launch vehicle has received such wide publicity.
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Chinese Moon Probe Returns to Earth
China's Latest Moon Mission
November 1st, 2014
China's latest moon mission, which some people are calling Chang'e 5 T1, returned to Earth at around 6 p.m. EDT Friday, ending an eight-day unmanned flight designed to test out technology for a future lunar sample-return project.
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Andy Weir and Steve Jurveston Mind-Meld on Mars Colonies
SpaceX Dragon Mars
October 31st, 2014
Mars colonization moves forward, pushed by visionaries and pragmatists alike.
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Reversing the Retreat: Why U.S. Must Restore NASA's Planetary Budget (Op-Ed)
Rings of Saturn cast shadows on Saturn
October 31st, 2014
Solar system exploration cannot succeed with a fading NASA planetary science budget.
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash: Full Coverage and Investigation
Debris from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo is seen on the Mojave Desert floor after a tragic crash during a test flight on Oct. 31, 2014. One pilot was killed and another injured during the crash.
November 1st, 2014
On Oct. 31, 2014, the space tourism company Virgin Galactic suffered a serious accident during a SpaceShipTwo test flight, resulting in the loss of the spacecraft. One pilot died in the crash, while another suffered injuries. See our full coverage.
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Utah's Stunning Night Sky (Gallery)
astrophotography, utah, sky, Mike Taylor, Taylor Photography
October 31st, 2014
Utah's sparse light pollution and desert landscape are a perfect setup for night-sky photography.
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Virgin Galactic Spaceship Crash Caps Terrible Week for Commercial Spaceflight
Wreckage from Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft is seen after the vehicle crashed on Oct. 31, 2014 during a test flight out of the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.
October 31st, 2014
Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket exploded on Tuesday just after launching on an unmanned cargo mission to the International Space Station. Then, on Friday, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed during a test flight, killing one pilot.
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