Virgin Galactic Spaceship 2 has crashed in the Mojave desert, the company has confirmed via Twitter.
During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo. WK2 landed safely. (2 of 4)
— Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) October 31, 2014
Scroll down for photos & video of the space ship’s visit to the Bay Area in 2011. Look closely at the photos and you’ll see that there are 3 “fuselages.” The center one is the “space ship” and it detaches from the vehicle (known as “White Knight”). White Knight landed safely; the space ship crashed.
In 2011, Virgin America invited TravelSkills along to take a look at the Virgin Galactic spaceship as it flew over the Pacific, Farallon Islands and Marin County. Here’s our post and VIDEO of that momentous flight!
Thoughts with all @virgingalactic & Scaled, thanks for all your messages of support. I’m flying to Mojave immediately to be with the team.
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) October 31, 2014
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