Statement on the loss of Spaceship Two

By November 1, 2014Uncategorized

The American Astronautical Society and its members are profoundly saddened by the loss of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two and one of its pilots. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured pilot, to the families affected by this tragedy, and to the Virgin Galactic team.  While risk can never be totally eliminated from the quest to make spaceflight more accessible, this noble endeavor will continue and, ultimately, succeed.