A spokeswoman at the Kern’s County coroner’s office tells the Los Angeles Times that the killed pilot is 39-year-old father-of-two, Michael Alsbury. Alsbury had piloted SpaceShipTwo as recently as August 28, with Peter Siebold, completing a successful run. Michelle Saling, Alsbury’s widow:
I have lost the love of my life. I am living in hell right now.