Reports are coming in that Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two has been involved in a crash in the Mojave Desert, California.
Virgin Galactic is reporting that there has been an “in-flight anomaly” aboard SpaceShip Two. There are unconfirmed reports that one of the two pilots is dead. The suborbital flight took off at 9:19am PDT from the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California.
[Update: Virgin Galactic has confirmed that SpaceshipTwo has crashed and the California Highway Patrol has confirmed that there is one fatality and one major injury.]
Debris from Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two rocket suffered in the Mojave Desert, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.
A statement from Virgin Galactic said a “serious anomaly” caused the “loss of the vehicle.”
Director of the Mojave Air and Space Port, Stu Witt, will hold a press conference at 2pm local time about this accident.
We will keep you updated with this story as it progresses.