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Virgin Galactic CEO vows to continue space tourism venture
Virgin Galactic CEO vows to continue space tourism venture

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.” Whitesides called Oct. 31 -- when SpaceShipTwo broke apart on a test flight, killing one of its two pilots -- “a tragic day.” “There’s a reason why test pilots are respected as some of the...

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