Breaking: Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashed during test flight. Status of the pilots is unkown.
The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo has crashed during a test flight. Virgin Galactic issued a brief statement:
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"Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle. Our first concern is the status of the pilots, which is unknown at this time. We will work closely with the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the accident and provide updates as soon as we are able to do so."
A total loss sounds like a dramatic event. It is already safe to say that this incident will be delaying the start of the commercial space tourism program of Virgin Galactic.
Watch the latest CNN report on the SpaceShipTwo crash below.
There are unconfirmed reports that one person is dead and another seriously injured.
Twitter user Aaron Mehta tweeted an image of a SpaceShipTwo twin tail lying in the Mohave desert.