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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes

The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 crashed on October 31, 2014, during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another.

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes
The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 crashed on October 31, 2014, during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. (Getty Images)
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes
Sheriff's deputies inspect the wreckage of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 in a desert field November 2, 2014 north of Mojave, California on The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 crashed on October 31, 2014 during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. (Getty Images)
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes
Debris from Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 sits in a desert field November 2, 2014 north of Mojave, California on The Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2 crashed on October 31, 2014 during a test flight, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. (Getty Images)
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes
In this handout provided by NBC/Virgin.com, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic speaks at a press conference in regards to Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash in the desert, at Mojave Air and Space Port on Novemebr 1, 2014 in Mojave, California. Branson said his team is dedicated to finding out what led to Friday's fatal test flight that killed one pilot and injured a second one. (Getty Images)
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes
Virgin Galactic VMS Mothership 'Eve,' also known as 'WhiteKnightTwo,' a civilian carrier plane that will be used to launch the SpaceShipTwo spacecraft , makes it's public debut during the Experimental Aircraft Association's 2009 AirVenture annual fly-in and convention on July 28, 2009 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. (Getty Images)
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) and Sir Richard Branson stand next to a model as Virgin Galactic unveils its new SpaceShipTwo spacecraft at the Mojave Spaceport on December 7, 2009 near Mojave, California. The eight-person VSS Enterprise, named after the Star Trek ship of the same name, is the first of a series of space-planes for customers of Virgin Galactic who have paid around $200,000 for a suborbital flight into space. British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is financing the spacecraft and aerospace designer Burt Rutan is building it through The Spaceship Company, a joint venture of Scaled Composites and Virgin Group. (Getty Images)