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Astronauts: Spaceflight is 'hard, but worth it'

In the aftermath of last month's Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo test flight crash, which killed one pilot and injured another, many were left wondering if the pursuit of “space tourism” was worth the loss of human life.

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Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash - LA Times

The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces.