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    Virgin Galactic rocket plane crash – pilot Killed | Defense Update:

    Virgin Galactic’sVirgin’s partner Scaled Compositesconducted a powered test flight of SpaceShip Two (SS2) today over California. On that flight the rocket powered plane exploded and crashed near Mojave. One of the two test pilots on board was killed, the second apparently escaped and is seriously injured, authorities said. The spacecraft exploded at about 10:00 AM local time, shortly after the hybrid solid rocket motor was ignited, after the rocket plane separated from its ‘mothership’ -WhiteKnightTwo at an altitude of about 50,000 ft. Both vehicles were developed by Mojave-based Scaled Composites, Virgin’s development partner on this program.

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