We’re likely all aware of the crash last week of Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two. Questions remain regarding the accident itself, the financial fallout, and a pilot’s surprising survival.

It’s not the only science-related story touched with tragedy. This week, ground breaks on a proposed temple to species lost in the last 500 years.

In fannish news, meanwhile, SyFy plans to adapt Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey into a miniseries.

And below…..

A fan’s video of Minneapolis’s Meta Con:

And some Cosplay from around the world:

And, a little late for Halloween, an original creepy short: