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Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2013, file photo, British entrepreneur Richard Branson poses with SpaceShipTwo at a Virgin Galactic hangar at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. The Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket exploded Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, during a test flight, kil…

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Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

In this April 29, 2013 file photo provided by Virgin Galactic shows Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo under rocket power, over Mojave, Calif. Virgin Galactic has reported an unspecified problem during a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket. The company tweeted Friday, Oct. 31, 2…

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Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

MOJAVE, Calif. — Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback Friday when a prototype passenger rocket exploded during a test flight, scattering debris over the Mojave Desert and killing one pilot while seriously injuring the other.

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Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism

Officials had not noticed anything wrong with the privately-owned spaceship before it exploded during a test flight over the Mojave Desert Friday. The deadly accident is the second space-related explosion this week.

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The link between cheaper gas and pot holes

The link between cheaper gas and pot holes

Not raising Arizona's gas tax has put a squeeze on county road repairs.

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Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

Firefighters try to put out a fire at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., Thursday shortly after a small plane crashed into the building killing several people including the pilot.

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Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

WICHITA, Kan. — A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles aroun…

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Several outside experts cast suspicion on the 1960s-era Russian-built engines.

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

This image provided by NASA shows the Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, as it suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad OA, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virgi…

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket headed for the International Space Station lifts off from the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 shortly before exploding. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's com…

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

This image taken from video provided by NASA TV shows Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned rocket blowing up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Va., just six seconds after liftoff. The company says no one was believed to be hurt and the damage appeared to be limited to the facilities. (…

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket headed for the International Space Station lifts off from the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 shortly before exploding. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's com…

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Dave Uhrich, an Ocean City High School physics teacher, center, holds a computer tablet as a gathering of people who were on the Ocean City Boardwalk, in Ocean City, NJ, to view a rocket launched from Virginia crashes after takeoff Tuesday, Oct., 27, 2014. The rocket was carrying supplies to…

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

This image taken from video provided by NASA TV shows Orbital Sciences Corp.'s unmanned rocket blowing up over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Va., just six seconds after liftoff. The company says no one was believed to be hurt and the damage appeared to be limited to the facilities. (…

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket headed for the International Space Station explodes shortly after liftoff from the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercia…

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Spectators in Chincoteague, Va. watch the fireball from the explosion of the unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo capsule seconds after liftoff from Wallops Island, Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch i…

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Dave Uhrich, an Ocean City High School physics teacher, center, holds a computer tablet on the Ocean City Boardwalk in Ocean City, N.J. to show people the launch and explosion of a rocket launched from Wallops Island, Va. on Tuesday, Oct., 27, 2014. The rocket was carrying supplies to the In…

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

An unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket explodes shortly after takeoff at Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort. (AP Photo/Eastern Shore N…

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Lake Havasu offering cash to find lost wreckage

Plane crashes happened in 1943 and 1960.

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Barraza-Aviation Parkway closed Monday night

Barraza-Aviation Parkway closed Monday night

Barraza-Aviation Parkway, also known as State Route 210, will be closed Monday evening starting at 9 p.m.  and is expected to re-open Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 5 a.m. 

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