With the recent tragedy of the Virgin Spaceflight crash, the death of one of the pilots and serious injury of another
still fresh in our minds, it's also important to reflect on what happened, with some perspective.
Here is a thoughtful, and well written article that will give you just that:
It's written by Chris Gainor, Historian, writer and author specializing in the history of space exploration and aeronautics.
Chris is also Second Vice President, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.