Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Lost In Accident

Marc's note: According to CNN, SpaceShipTwo's engine started and ran for a few seconds but then stopped. It then restarted and exploded. One pilot managed to eject and use his parachute. The other apparently was not able to to eject and deploy his parachute.

FAA Statement on SpaceShipTwo Incident

"Just after 10 a.m. PDT today, ground controllers at the Mojave Spaceport lost contact with SpaceShipTwo, an experimental space flight vehicle. The incident occurred over the Mojave Desert shortly after the space flight vehicle separated from WhiteKnightTwo, the vehicle that carried it aloft. Two crew members were on board SpaceShipTwo at the time of the incident. WhiteKnightTwo remained airborne after the incident. The FAA is investigating."

Statement from NASA Administrator on Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Mishap

Statement from New Mexico Spaceport Authority on the SpaceShipTwo Mishap

Marc's note: Keith will be on MSNBC at or around 8:00 p.m. EDT.

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