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Questions surface over fuel used in Virgin Galactic plane

  • Questions have surfaced over the fuel propulsion system of SpaceShipTwo (SS2), the Virgin Galactic space craft that crashed over California’s Mojave desert, killing one co-pilot on Friday, October 31, according to media reports.

    The company had been warned about the unpredictability of the new fuel used.

    Virgin Galactic said in a statement that safety was always a prime concern in its space ventures “and any suggestion to the contrary is categorically untrue.”

    Meanwhile, more than a dozen investigators have started examining the crash site.


     

    Tagged as: fuel propulsion, SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic, California, Mojave desert, world news