Mojave explosion investigation continues

There are few new developments into the investigation of the fatal explosion last week in Mojave. The Bakersfield Californian reports that Cal/OSHA investigators continued their work at the airport, a process that is expected to last a few weeks. The three injured Scaled Composites employees remain hospitalized, two in critical condition and one in fair condition.

Scaled’s web site is back online with information about the accident and support fund donation details.

A brief editorial in the Colorado Springs Gazette Tuesday is largely supportive of the emerging industry in spite of the accident. The accident “a reminder – for those who need it – that sending humans into orbit isn’t an easy or risk-free endeavor whether it’s undertaken by the private or the public sector,” the newspaper writes (nevermind that SpaceShipTwo is actually a suborbital vehicle). “But we doubt it will set the effort back for long.”

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