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The National Transportation Safety Board said the deadly crash could have been avoided if Scaled Composites, which built the vehicle for Virgin Galactic, had anticipated potential piloting mistakes and installed systems to avert the premature brake deployment that downed the SpaceShipTwo. Both men were employees of Scaled Composites, a subsidiary of US group Northrup Grumman. The October 31 accident delayed the space-tourism goals of British billionaire Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Galactic, as he prepared to transport the first paying customers to the edge of space more than 62 miles (100 kilometers) above Earth.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Here's the latest from the Television Critics Association summer meeting in Beverly Hills, California, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs (all times local):
NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday chided his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination for speaking in slogans rather than offering specifics on policies they'd pursue if elected to the White House.