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Branson vows to find out cause of spacecraft crash
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- Billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson vowed Saturday to find out what caused the crash of his prototype space tourism rocket, killing one crew member and injuring another, but sounded a cautious note about any move to quickly push the project forward.
Investigators, Branson go to spacecraft crash site
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- Federal accident investigators are headed to a desert crash site where a winged spaceship designed to give wealthy tourists a high-altitude view of Earth broke up during a test flight, killing one pilot and badly injuring another.
NASA’s Maven spacecraft enters Mars orbit
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Maven spacecraft entered orbit around Mars for an unprecedented study of the red planet's atmosphere following a 442 million-mile journey that began nearly a year ago.
The robotic explorer successfully slipped into orbit around the red planet late Sunday …

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