November 3, 2014 | Pippa

I'm excited by space tourism. If I had a spare £150,000, I could launch into space in the next few years. But on Friday, tragically, a Virgin Galactic spaceship crashed on a test flight, killing one pilot and injuring another.

SpaceShipTwo transforms its shape to slow itself down when re-entering the atmosphere. It looks like this transformation happened far too early.

It could take a year to work out what went wrong. Space is the most exciting destination I can think of for a holiday. But is space travel safe enough for the public?

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Wreckage from SpaceShipTwo is spread over a wide area in the Mojave Desert.

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November 6, 2014 at 10:00

space travel is necessary because the earth is broken beyond repair so if we want the human race to survive we will need to travel to another planet

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