Witness' say that Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight.
In an ABC News release that the space tourism craft was released from its shepherding plane (that is used to carry it to high altitude) ignited its rocket motor and then exploded seconds later.
Witnesses put the wreckage in the desert north of Mojave Air and Space Port.
CHP's report states that there was one fatality and one major injury. (SpaceShipTwo is flown by two pilots.)
Virgin Galactic has said little more than to confirm the loss of the craft but has given no details.
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