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Three killed in blast at rocket site in Calif – Yahoo! News

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Three people were killed and three others critically injured on Thursday in an explosion at the California rocket-testing facilities operated by famed commercial spaceflight pioneer Burt Rutan, authorities said.

NASA often gets criticized for being too conservative and risk-averse, but at the same time space flight is extremely dangerous work,  and a tiny mistake can do a lot of damage.