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NTSB: Descent System of Crashed Virgin Spacecraft Activated Early

U.S. federal investigators said the descent system of Virgin Galactic's passenger spaceship was prematurely activated before last week's fatal accident. The acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Christopher Hart, told reporters Sunday night the SpaceShip Two's co-pilot unlocked the ship's "feathering" system before it reached the proper speed.  The system is designed to decrease the spaceship's speed as it re-enters the...

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