Virgin Galactic Pilot Defied Odds To Survive Crash

“The fact that he survived a descent of 50,000 feet is pretty amazing,” said Paul Tackabury, a veteran test pilot who sat on the board of directors of Scaled Composites until it was sold to Northrop Grumman Corp. “You don’t just jump out of aircraft at Mach 1 at over 50,000 feet without a spacesuit.”

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