Virgin urged to give up on space travel and 'go sell mobile phones'

An expert on rocket propulsion has urged Sir Richard Branson to "give up" on his Virgin Galactic project and said the crash over the Mojave Desert was not a surprise.

Carolynne Campbell-Knight, from the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), said the company should stop its attempts to take tourists into space.

They should stop, give up. Go away and do something they might be good at – like selling mobile phones. They should stay out of the space business.

  • Carolynne Campbell-Knight, IAASS
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