Today SpaceShip Two, from Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic broke up in mid-air during a test flight over the Mojave desert in California.
One of the two test pilots died in the incident and the other was reported to have suffered serious injuries after ejecting by parachute
My thoughts are with the pilot’s family, and all those at Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites.
Another harsh reminder of the risks of space-flight…
Photos show the vehicle being released, and breaking up after starting its rocket engine.