Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo passenger spaceplane and its WhiteKnightTwo carrier craft before its fourth rocket-powered test flight on Oct. 31, 2014. Image Credit: Scaled Composites / Jason DiVenere

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

In what has been a difficult week for private space companies, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo exploded and crashed during a test flight in Mojave, California on Friday. SpaceShipTwo, a private suborbital spaceplane designed for space tourism, was conducting its fourth powered flight test over the Mojave Desert when, according to Virgin Galactic, “the vehicle suffered a […]