According to Mashable.com, founder Richard Branson said, "We fell short."
Despite the tremendous setback, Branson was quick to comment that his company, Virgin Galactic, owes it to their fallen pilot to continue moving forward with interstellar travel plans.
Branson denounced the authenticity of experts that claimed the SpaceShipTwo crashed due to an explosion that took place during midflight. Thus far, the answers as to why the crash took place are still unknown. Branson vowed to move forward once the reasons for the crash are discovered.
“We’re going to learn from what went wrong,” said Branson.
Though news of the crash is quite alarming, Branson is confident that the 700 customers who have paid $250,000 each will still embark on their trip to space.
Do you believe the hefty price tag and undeniable risk is worth a trip to outer space?