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#SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. Additional info and statement forthcoming.
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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.
originally posted by: crazyewok
Anomaly could mean anything, could just be a computer glitch.
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
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.