Pilot killed in spaceship crash ID'd

November 1, 2014 6:46 PM

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Pilot killed in spaceship crash ID'd

He held the titles of project engineer and test pilot and was also sitting in the co-pilot's seat when the craft was first dropped in 2010 from its carrier aircraft several miles above the Earth for an unpowered glide test.

Pilot Mike Alsbury was killed in the Virgin SpaceShipTwo crash in Mojave Desert. Mike Alsbury, a project engineer and pilot, gestures as he explains a potential midair collision scenario April 3, 2003 in Mojave, Calif.

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