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Moment Virgin Galactic spaceship exploded at 45,000ft: One pilot dead and another critical as Richard Branson's $500m space tourism plane blows up testing new fuel over California desert

 

I did signup with him. Think I will give it a bodyswerve and get a refund.

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I did signup with him. Think I will give it a bodyswerve and get a refund.

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why?

 

ordinary airplanes crash occasionally and people don't stop flying

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why?

 

ordinary airplanes crash occasionally and people don't stop flying

 

Exactly.

 

And cars of course!

 

 

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Just cancelled my Virgin media subscription, just in case the box blows up. Threw my CD of "Tubular Bells" in the bin as well, you can never be too careful.

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Anything to do with space exploration is problematic, there was another explosion of a rocket this week http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/antares-explosion-confronting-inevitable-risks-space-travel

I spent a large part of my working life working on space projects and only witnessed one explosion personally but there were other problems causing spacecraft failures including one attributed to Vaseline!

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why?

 

ordinary airplanes crash occasionally and people don't stop flying

 

Planes blowing up are very rare proportionate to the number of plane flights- the proportions are not so favourable for Virgin Galactic spaceship flights.

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