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Bakersfield, CA – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the SpaceShipTwo crash in the Mojave Desert:

“My heart and prayers go out to the pilots of SpaceShipTwo and their families. Their courage and bravery to embark on missions that will lead towards expanding man’s reach into space exemplify the ingenuity and imagination of America. Today’s devastating crash is a reminder how fragile life is in these efforts. I am confident authorities and Virgin Galactic are working diligently to learn more about the circumstances surrounding this tragedy.”