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SpaceShipTwo Reactions

By Keith Cowing
November 1, 2014
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Comments from Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic
“This is a very tough time for all of us at Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company and Scaled Composites, and our thoughts remain with the families of the brave Scaled pilots, and all those affected by this tragedy. We are determined to find out what went wrong and are working with the authorities to get that information. It is too early for me to add any details of the investigation at this stage.”
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo and Pilot Lost During Test Flight
“On it’s fourth powered test flight Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo was lost. The flight had a pilot and co-pilot. One did not survive, while the other was seriously injured. The drama unfolded in real time through social media.”
On SpaceShipTwo and why space matters, Michael Belfiore
“… I say that money and time and effort and even lives spent reaching beyond the boundaries of Earth lift us all, even those of us who may never fly. … To the pilot who gave his life and to the one who was injured yesterday, I say, “Thank you.” Thank you for helping us all to look up. Thank you for doing what most of us lack the courage and the skill and the talent to do. And to their families, I also say, “Thank you.” Thank you for sharing your loved ones with a dream that’s much bigger than an individual or a family. Thank you for allowing them to risk all to make the world a better place.”
SNC Statement in Response to Inquiries Regarding Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Incident
Space Frontier Foundation Mourns This Week’s Events Involving SpaceShipTwo and Orb-3
Media Update from Virgin Galactic – Oct. 31, 2014 6:15PM PST
Statement from New Mexico Spaceport Authority on the SpaceShipTwo Mishap
Statement from NASA Administrator on Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Mishap
FAA Statement on SpaceShipTwo Incident
Smith, Palazzo Statement on SpaceShipTwo Anomaly

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