NASA statement on Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo mishap


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NASA statement on Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo mishap

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden:

“On behalf of the entire NASA family, I offer our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the pilot lost in today’s accident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, and we are praying for a speedy recovery of the other pilot.

“While not a NASA mission, the pain of this tragedy will be felt by all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploration. Space flight is incredibly difficult, and we commend the passion of all in the space community who take on risk to push the boundaries of human achievement.”

via NASA statement on Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo mishap.

Here’s the official NASA statement on the unexplained crash of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo.  One pilot was killed and the other was severely injured.  According to NASA, “Space flight is incredibly difficult, and we commend the passion of all in the space community who take on risk to push the boudaries of human achievement.”  Well said.

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