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Space / Virgin Spacecraft Explosion #1081303

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 31, 2014
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The deadly crash of a Virgin Galactic space plane over the Mojave Desert in California introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The investigation into the crash reviewed; scenes of the wreckage of SpaceShipTwo†† and photos by Kenneth Brown† of the explosion shown; details given about Virgin Galactic owner Richard Branson’s plans for space tourism. [BROWN – comments.] [Kern County Sheriff Donny YOUNGBLOOD†- notes one person was deceased and another was injured.] [Former astronaut Steve ROBINSON††- says the technology is still fairly new.] [In January, Virgin Galactic chief pilot Dave MACKAY††- describes the ride in the spaceship.] [BRANSON – says NASA wasn’t building spaceships for ordinary people to go to space.] The crash of an Orbital Sciences rocket 3 days ago recalled. The impact on the commercial space industry discussed.

Holt, Lester;
Costello, Tom

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