Virgin Galactic CEO vows to continue space tourism venture

November 14, 2014 3:02 PM

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Virgin Galactic’s chief executive told a Culver City crowd Thursday night that the company would continue its quest to send tourists to space despitethe fatal crash of its SpaceShipTwo two weeks ago.

“We have a new spaceship that’s going to be ready in a few months,” said George Whitesides, who runs British billionaire Richard Branson’s space venture. “So we’re going to make sure we get that one as safe as we can and keep going.”

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