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FAA Statement on SpaceShipTwo Incident

Press Release From: FAA
Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

For Immediate Release
October 31, 2014
Contact: Kristie M. Greco
Phone: (202) 267-3883

Just after 10 a.m. PDT today, ground controllers at the Mojave Spaceport lost contact with SpaceShipTwo, an experimental space flight vehicle. The incident occurred over the Mojave Desert shortly after the space flight vehicle separated from WhiteKnightTwo, the vehicle that carried it aloft. Two crew members were on board SpaceShipTwo at the time of the incident. WhiteKnightTwo remained airborne after the incident. The FAA is investigating.

Please contact Scaled Composites about the condition of the crew members.

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