Rescue teams approach wreckage of Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo
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Virgin Galactic spacecraft crash kills one

At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in a California desert, the California Highway Patrol has said.

The craft was flying a manned test when it experienced what the company described as "a serious anomaly".

SpaceShipTwo is carried aloft by a jet, then launched into sub-orbit.

David Shukman reports.

  • 31 Oct 2014
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