Fatal explosion at Mojave Airport

According to local media reports, there has been a fatal explosion at a rocket test stand at Mojave Airport, home to a number of entrepreneurial space companies. Two people were killed and four people were injured. The company involved hasn’t been identified; according to an amalgam of the sketchy reports available so far, it involved a nitrous oxide “flash explosion” on a test stand.

Here are a collection of various reports available so far:

Update 8 pm EDT: According to KBAK-TV, the explosion took place at a Scaled Composites facility at the airport, but the TV station said they didn’t know yet if any Scaled employees were among the casualties.

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