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Board Meeting : Commercial Space Launch Accident - SpaceShipTwo
NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, Washington, DC
7/28/2015 9:30 AM

​The National Transportation Safety Board met to determine the probable cause of the October 31, 2014 in-flight breakup of SpaceShipTwo that occurred near Mojave, CA. SpaceShipTwo was a commercial space vehicle that Scaled Composites built for Virgin Galactic that broke up during a rocket-powered test flight, seriously injuring the pilot and killing the co-pilot.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center

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Presentations

Opening Statement - Chairman Christopher A. Hart

Investigator-in-Charge Presentation - Lorenda Ward

Human Factors and Organizational Issues , Human Performance Presentation - Dr. Katherine Wilson

Hazard Analysis and Waivers, System Safety Presentation - Mike Hauf

Closing Statement - Chairman Christopher A. Hart

 

Webcast

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If you wish to obtain a copy of NTSB meetings, please contact the NTSB Records Management Division at (202) 314-6551 or 800-877-6799. You may also request this information from the NTSB web site or write the following: National Transportation Safety Board, Records Management Division (CIO-40), 490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW,Washington, DC 20594. View archived video of meetings (Webcasts are archived for a period of three months from the time of the meeting.)



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