A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded on Oct. 31, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another. (Screenshot courtesy of CBSNews)

1 Killed, 1 Seriously Injured in Virgin Galactic Rocket Explosion

Virgin Galactic reported that its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket has been lost in Southern California and the status of the pilots is unclear.


(Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

Russian Rocket Engines Suspected in Launch Blast

Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to send supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.


(Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

NASA Rocket Launch Explodes in Virginia

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft, which was carrying hazardous materials.


File photo of rocket launch at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Rocket Launches Scheduled for Wallops Island

The Defense Department is scheduled to launch three rockets from a NASA facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.


NASA (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Rocket That Will Carry Cargo Ship Test Launched

A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station has successfully launched a rocket in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.


File photo of a rocket going into space (Photo by Roberto Gonzalez/Getty Images)

Virginia Tech Team Part Of NASA Rocket Challenge

Students from Virginia Tech are among teams from across the country participating in NASA’s rocketry challenge.


Photo of the Black Brant XI. (credit: NASA)

NASA Launches Rocket Carrying Inflatable Heat-Shield Technology

NASA has launched a rocket carrying an inflatable heat-shield technology demonstration flight from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.



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