Richard Branson says ‘the dream lives on’ after Virgin Galactic crash

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson told the media this morning in the Mojave Desert that he will continue to fight for his dream of commercial space travel, despite yesterday’s fatal tragedy that destroyed the SpaceShipTwo during a test flight. “We will make absolutely certain that the dream lives on,” Branson said, adding that “we owe it to our test pilots to find out exactly what went wrong.”

After some delays, the company had planned to launch its first space tourism flights sometime next year at a cost of $ 250,000 per seat, but yesterday’s accident has shuffled those plans. Branson did not clarify the nature of the “inflight anomaly” that led to the crash, but the accident killed one of the two test pilots. He has been…

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