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Spacecraft for tourists breaks up on test flight

Spacecraft for tourists breaks up on test flight

2 hours 34 mins ago
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere broke up during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week. Full Story
Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

47 mins ago
The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert. Full Story
Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site

Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site

48 mins ago
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another. Full Story
Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight

Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight

6 hours 12 mins ago
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week. Full Story
Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

10 hours 52 mins ago
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback Friday when a prototype passenger rocket exploded during a test flight, scattering debris over the Mojave Desert and killing one pilot while seriously injuring the other. Full Story

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Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

11 hours 40 mins ago
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said. Full Story
2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

9 hours 9 mins ago
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow. Full Story
Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

14 hours 42 mins ago
TOKYO (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink. Full Story