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Final report on Virgin Galactic crash expected Tuesday

Final report on Virgin Galactic crash expected Tuesday

After a nine-month investigation, federal safety officials plan to announce Tuesday what they believe caused Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, an experimental rocket ship, to break apart high above the Mojave desert last fall, killing one of two pilots. Investigators at the National Transportation Safety Board have said that error by a co-pilot was one of the potential causes of the Oct. 31 crash. SpaceShipTwo was more than 10 miles high on a test flight when it disintegrated seconds after it fired its rocket engines. The crash was a major setback for British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, which was created with the goal of eventually ferrying wealthy tourists...

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