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Friday, October 31, 2014

Through footless halls of air

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo failed today under rocket power, killing one astronaut and seriously injuring another. This is three independent commercial flight failures under rocket power in a month and a half, SpaceX, Orbital and now Virgin. Really, we need to find a better and safer means of getting into space. And now, the pressure on NASA's Orion/EFT-1 flight next month has become enormous.

The test pilot who was killed today has not yet been named in the press, but may he or she rest in peace.

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