By Irene Klotz MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A human-factors expert will join a team investigating the fatal test-flight crash of the Virgin Galactic passenger rocket plane to study why the co-pilot prematurely unlocked the ship's pivoting tail section, the National Transportation Safety Board chairman said on Monday. The untimely engagement of the tail mechanism, designed to slow the vehicle's descent into the atmosphere from space, and the possibility that pilot error was to blame, were disclosed by the NTSB late on Sunday and have emerged as a main thrust of the inquiry into the accident. ...
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Nov. 1 about technology moguls in the commercial space business, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Elon Musk's SpaceX operates three spacecraft: Dragon, Falcon Heavy and Falcon 8.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of going on a cross-country crime spree after allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl had a gun, knives, zip ties and duct tape in his car and had been driving by the girl's house, police said during a recorded interview with the man.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people lined the entrance to a Washington state high school as it reopened Monday, more than a week after a student fatally shot three of his classmates, wounded two others and then killed himself.