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Brian Binnie, the man who flew SpaceShipOne for Scaled Composites, has left that company for competitor XCOR.
It might simply be the man got a promotion, but it also might be that he knows the problems SpaceShipTwo is having and sees his chances of flying there going down. His willingness to work for XCOR instead could also be looked at as a kind of endorsement of that company’s chances of success.