spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews AD: March Storm 2015

AD: H2M 2015

Fatal explosion at Mojave Airport
Updated: Fri, Jul 27, 2007, 6:54 AM ET (1054 GMT)
Originally Posted: Thu, Jul 26, 2007, 8:18 PM ET (0018 GMT)
Mojave Airport, California An explosion at a Scaled Composites rocket test stand at Mojave Airport in California Thursday afternoon killed three people and injured three others. The explosion, described as a nitrous oxide "flash" explosion, took place around 5:30 pm EDT (2130 GMT) Thursday at a test stand on airport property. The test stand is operated by Scaled Composites and the three people killed were all Scaled employees. Scaled founder Burt Rutan said that the workers were performing a "cold flow" test using nitrous oxide, but without an ignition system. The test had been performed a number of times in the past without incident. Scaled is developing a hybrid propulsion system for SpaceShipTwo, the commercial suborbital passenger spacecraft it is building for Virgin Galactic. Mojave Airport is an FAA-licensed spaceport and is home to a number of entrepreneurial space companies besides Scaled.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Short circuit halts Mars rover operations
Posted: Thu, Mar 5 6:26 AM ET (1126 GMT)

UK narrows list of potential spaceport sites
Posted: Wed, Mar 4 6:26 AM ET (1126 GMT)

Military weather satellite explodes in orbit
Posted: Tue, Mar 3 6:44 AM ET (1144 GMT)

news links
Thursday, March 5
Rover Examining Odd Mars Rocks at Valley Overlook
NASA/JPL — 8:03 pm ET (0103 GMT)
NASA seeks cause of Mars rover's short circuit
Computerworld — 6:23 pm ET (2323 GMT)
NASA official teases startup competition at Houston SXSW event
Houston Business Journal — 6:21 pm ET (2321 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list