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Despite the crash of its once-lauded Spaceship Two late last year, the company have pressed onward with their space initiatives. According to the Register UK, although the crash cost the life of one pilot, Michael Alsbury,Virgin will press on with their plans to live the high life in low-earth-orbit.
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The feathering tail-boom reentry system that was the cause of the crash will be made more difficult to accidentally deploy, as is speculated was the cause of the crash. "It'll be made physically harder to unlock the feathering system at the wrong time," stated the BBC.
Yet even a crashing catastrophe couldn't deter aspiring astronauts. Virgin chief executive George Whitesides stated, "The vast majority of our customers, so about 98 per cent, have been really terrific, very supportive. What we are doing is not easy, it's an historic thing. What we are doing is opening up space to the rest of us. We are democratising space."