This is what it’s like to be ejected from a spaceship 50,000 feet in the air

November 13, 2014 9:33 PM

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This is what it’s like to be ejected from a spaceship 50,000 feet in the air

Two weeks ago, something went wrong with Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo mid-flight, resulting in the disintegration of the spacecraft and the tragic death of one of its pilots. The other pilot miraculously survived, but was immediately taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Now that he’s out, he is finally able to tell the story of what happened that day, 50,000 feet about the ground.

The National Transportation Safety Board published a press release on Tuesday summarizing their investigation into the incident, giving the clearest look yet at exactly what happened on October 31st. Peter Siebold, the survivor of the crash, told the NTSB that he was ejected from the vehicle at some...

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