Richard Branson is preparing to relaunch his Virgin Galactic project to send passengers into space.

The venture suffered a devastating setback in 2014 after one pilot was killed and another seriously injured after the spacecraft crashed on a powered test flight.

The tragedy occurred after SpaceShipTwo fired up its rocket following a high-altitude drop from Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo mothership.

An official investigation into the crash over California’s Mojave Desert found a co-pilot unlocked a braking system too early.

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