Douglas Messier

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What Went Wrong with Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo

Only nine seconds into the burn, a white cloud surrounded SpaceShipTwo. A cloud of gas—probably nitrous oxide—enveloped the spacecraft. “They’re in trouble,” Ken said as he snapped away with his...

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