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Pilot Training Faulted in Passenger Spaceship Crash

Federal investigators cited inadequate training of test pilots by a Northrup Grumman Corp. subsidiary Tuesday as a leading factor behind last year's fatal crash of an experimental Virgin Galactic passenger spaceship over the Mojave Desert. The premature unlocking of the hinged tail section on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo triggered a midair breakup of the ship during its fourth powered test flight on Oct. 31, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The NTSB said the...

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