It’s been two weeks since the fatal crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. As authorities continue to investigate what caused the crash, Virgin Galactic says the accident will not hinder the company’s plans to send tourists to space.
It has been two weeks since a Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave Desert. The crash was a big strike against the company that is trying to create a commercial private space industry.
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides told a crowd Thursday that the company will continue pursuing its mission to take tourists to space. He made the comments while speaking in Culver City, Calif., to a panel organized by the Rand Corporation.
“There’s so many exciting things happening now in the world of space,” he said. “There’s risk but there’s great reward. … So I think being unafraid to try new things is important as we move forward.”