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Eyewitness describes deadly SpaceShipTwo disaster

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SpaceShipTwo, the rocket-powered space plane that was expected to usher in an era of routine commercial space flight in the 21st century, exploded in mid-air during a test flight out of Mojave Air and Space Port this morning, killing one test pilot and seriously wounding another.

There are several debris sites over a two-mile area in the Mojave Desert, about a mile from the intersection of Cantil Road and Redrock Randsburg Road, Kern County sheriff’s officials told reporters near the scene.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating but authorities from the Kern County Fire Department, California Highway Patrol and the FBI were also part of the inquiry, said 1st District Kern County Supervisor Mick Gleason.

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  1. Ruth Brown

    RT @tbcbreakingnews: Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood confirms one death in the SpaceShipTwo disaster today. #SpaceShipTwo #BCali

  2. The Bakersfield Cali

    RT @GOPLeader: The courage and bravery of these pilots exemplify the ingenuity & imagination of America #SpaceShipTwo. http://t.co/O9shqojb…

  3. The Bakersfield Cali

    RT @tbcbreakingnews: Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood confirms one death in the SpaceShipTwo disaster today. #SpaceShipTwo #BCali

  4. tbcbreakingnews

    Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood confirms one death in the SpaceShipTwo disaster today. #SpaceShipTwo #BCali

  5. The Bakersfield Cali

    RT @kerncountyfire: KCFD resources are still on scene of this tragic event. http://t.co/bzkiO1Buz6

  6. Dianne Hardisty

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  8. tbcbreakingnews

    RT @JeanFuller: My prayers are with the crew, staff and families of @virgingalactic #SpaceShipTwo

  9. AP: One dead, one injured in SpaceShipTwo disaster
  10. Ruth Brown

    RT @tbcbreakingnews: AP: The California Highway Patrol says there is one fatality and one major injury in the crash of SpaceShipTwo. #Bcali

  11. tbcbreakingnews

    SpaceShipTwo is a futuristic rocket plane expected to carry hundreds of tourists to suborbital space.#BCali

  12. The Bakersfield Cali

    RT @tbcbreakingnews: AP: The California Highway Patrol says there is one fatality and one major injury in the crash of SpaceShipTwo. #Bcali

  13. tbcbreakingnews

    AP: The California Highway Patrol says there is one fatality and one major injury in the crash of SpaceShipTwo. #Bcali

  14. The Bakersfield Cali

    RT @tbcbreakingnews: SpaceShipTwo is down somewhere between Highways 395 and 14 off Garlock Road, Kern County Fire said, but wouldn't confi…

  15. tbcbreakingnews

    SpaceShipTwo is down somewhere between Highways 395 and 14 off Garlock Road, Kern County Fire said, but wouldn't confirm it as SpaceShipTwo.

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