NTSB Discovers Uncommanded Feather Deployment In SpaceShipTwo Crash

LOS ANGELES— The NTSB-led investigation team probing the cause of the Oct. 31 crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo says 2 sec. before the vehicle began to break up in midair, its two moveable tail booms unexpectedly began to deploy into a “feathering” position. Revealing the findings, NTSB...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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