Tuesday, September 28

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Virgin Galactic banned from flying back into space | Digital Trends Spanish

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States decreed a ban on space flights by Virgin Galactic while investigating a series of irregularities in its flight to the edge of space on July 11 of this year. In a statement, the agency noted: "Virgin Galactic will not be able to put the SpaceShipTwo vehicle back into flight until the FAA approves the final report of the accident investigation or determines that the problems related to the accident do not affect public safety." According to the investigation, during the flight, pilots Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci, received red and yellow warning lights that forced them to suspend the mission, however, they were ignored. The first of these arose during the ascent, since the angle of the VSS Unity was not vertical enough. The...
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Virgin is being investigated for irregularities in its space flight | Digital Trends Spanish

Richard Branson's July flight to the edge of space aboard a Virgin Galactic spacecraft may not have been entirely successful. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened an investigation against the company for having deviated from designated airspace during the flight. According to an article by The New Yorker, the two pilots of the mission received yellow and red lights during the flight that, according to the sources of the investigation, forced them to abort the mission. The article indicates that, during the climb, the VSS Unity was not climbing at the correct angle, more specifically, the angle of climb was not vertical enough. In accordance with airline protocol, pilots Dave Mackay and Michael Masucci had two options at the time: they could either shut off the engine and...