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Branson vows to find out cause of spacecraft crash

By Associated Press in Mojave, California ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-11-03 07:39:57

Billionaire Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson vowed on Saturday to find out what caused the crash of his prototype space tourism craft that killed one of two test pilots.

He said that while he remains committed to civilian space travel, "we are not going to push on blindly".

In grim remarks at the Mojave Air and Space Port, where the craft known as SpaceShipTwo was under development, Branson gave no details of Friday's accident and deferred to the US National Transportation Safety Board, whose team had just arrived to start an investigation.

Branson vows to find out cause of spacecraft crash

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