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Virgin Galactic Spaceship 2 Explodes Mid-Air in Maiden Test

Richard Branson’s dream of a sub-orbital spaceship Virgin Galactic failed in its maiden test flight on Friday near the Mojave Desert, 95 miles (150km) north of Los Angeles in California, killing one pilot and injuring another seriously. IThe fatal space liftoff came after a fatal crash of another private space venture Orbital Sciences Corp space vehichle with 5000 pounds of ...

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Antaras Racket Explodes Mid-air; 5000 Pounds of Supplies, Instruments to ISS Damaged

An unmanned spaceship operated by private firm Orbital Sciences Corp’s aboard Antares rocket with Cygnus cargo spacecraft blew up mid-air at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. The mid-air accident occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, said NASA in a statement. The contractor of the porject Orbital Sciences Corp. said ...

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