5. Branson: 'We will persevere'

  • Virgin boss Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic will not wane its its ambition despite yesterday's crash of SpaceShipTwo, in which co-pilot was killed and pilot seriously injured. 

  • Branson: 'space is hard - but worth it. We will persevere and move forward together'. 

  • He added: 'our thoughts are with the families of everyone affected by this tragic event'. 

  • Branson said Virgin Galactic would co-operate fully with authorities investigating the fatal incident.