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Virgin Galactic ticket holder still eager to go to space despite crash
Virgin Galactic ticket holder still eager to go to space despite crash

One future passenger on Virgin Galactic's commercial flights into space said the deadly crash of a test flight in the Mojave Desert on Friday has not shaken his desire to journey into space. Jim Clash, a New Yorker in his 50s, said he was "very sad and shocked" by the crash of SpaceShipTwo, which killed one test pilot and injured another. Clash, an adventure journalist who has written for publications such as Forbes, said he understood the risks when he reserved a ticket about four years ago. He paid a 10% deposit on the $200,000 ticket -- a "bargain price," he said. It has since been bumped up to $250,000. “I expected there to be accidents," he...

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