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#SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. rumor parachutes seen, Confirmed Loss of vehicle

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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:53 PM
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#SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. Additional info and statement forthcoming.
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more info link

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i really hope this does not mean what i think it does, would set the civilian space program back massively




Officials said that two people were onboard the spaceship and unconfirmed reports stated that two parachutes were seen in the air after the anomaly.

Reports stated that officials said they are still looking for the pilots.

uh oh ,

only link i could find ,

an anomaly straight after rocket ignition is a real bad sign , still awaiting another announcment.

if anyone can find more info pls post

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edit on 31/10/14 by Quantum_Squirrel because: more links added

edit on 31/10/14 by Quantum_Squirrel because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:57 PM
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tried to post this in breaking news but Post button has dissapeared hmmm



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:57 PM
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Getting in to space seems to be more dangerous than space itself.

Please keep us updated.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:59 PM
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Anomaly could mean anything, could just be a computer glitch.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:00 PM
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isn't this a test of a changed fuel mixture? I hope it's not too significant.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
Anomaly could mean anything, could just be a computer glitch.


I hope so but u think the would tweet a statement forthcoming if it was just a harmless incident?

i wouldn't tweet that the button flashed red briefly but everything's OK now

hopefully its benign

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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:08 PM
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edit on 31/10/14 by Quantum_Squirrel because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:09 PM
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I found a link that contained a little bit more information. Something about two parachutes being seen in the air and officials still looking for the pilots.

www.turnto23.com...
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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: Junkheap

thanks i'll add it to the OP

yours saying 2 parachutes spotted... good info

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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:18 PM
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does anyone know at what height the burn is initiated? and can u parachute from that distance? obviously i know u can in a full spacesuit as felix did and others a while ago.

I wonder if they have a cut off point for safe ejection

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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: Quantum_Squirrel
tried to post this in breaking news but Post button has dissapeared hmmm


To create a new thread in Breaking Alternate News, use this button here called "New News"




posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:20 PM
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sir/madam i have created countless breaking news threads i am aware of that button


the submit button is always missing , first time it happened to me.. strange

i have tested character count etc etc



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: Quantum_Squirrel
a reply to: eriktheawful

sir/madam i have created countless breaking news threads i am aware of that button


the submit button is always missing , first time it happened to me.. strange

i have tested character count etc etc


Happened to me yesterday.

I blamed it on my IPad.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: Quantum_Squirrel

Keep track of it happening and let us know when it happens.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:26 PM
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Kern County, Calif., firefighters are responding to an aircraft down. They cannot confirm whether the aircraft is SpaceshipTwo -


Twitter link

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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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The reported anomaly came after SpaceShipTwo fired up its rocket engine in flight for the first time in more than nine months. Since then, Virgin Galactic has switched the plane's fuel mixture from a rubber-based compound to a plastic-based mix — in hopes that the new formulation would boost the hybrid rocket engine's performance.

Two pilots fly in SpaceShipTwo's cockpit during a test. The most recent aerial outing was on Oct. 7, when SpaceShipTwo took an unpowered, gliding flight back to the Mojave runway.


Sounds like it can glide home. Two pilots out would seem to mean it's going to crash and be a loss.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:36 PM
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SpaceShipTwo had trouble with engine burn, blew up, came down in pieces near Koehn Lake, Calif. - @spacecom


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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:39 PM
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Did it crash? CNN said there was reports of an aircraft down and there looks like burned debris on the ground...I hope the pilots were able to get out safely.
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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:41 PM
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Virgin galactic statement

it appears the vehicle is lost

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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 01:46 PM
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Yep. CNN is showing it in pieces on the ground. UGH.



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