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31 Oct 2014 11:40 PM EST

Spacecraft for tourists explodes on test flight

A winged spaceship designed to take tourists on excursions beyond Earth's atmosphere exploded during a test flight Friday over the Mojave Desert, killing a pilot in the second fiery setback for commercial space travel in less than a week. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo blew apart after being released from a carrier aircraft at high altitude, according to Ken Brown, a photographer who witnessed the explosion. One pilot was found dead inside the spacecraft, which fell from the sky about 120 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

 

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