Richard Branson has been famously secretive about the finances of Virgin Galactic, but it is undeniable that his problems have just grown ominously worse.
At the minimum, Virgin Galactic will have to pay replacement costs for the lost SpaceShip Two, pay for the accident investigation, and pay increased costs for insurance, all of which will further delay the flights that might begin paying off the company’s sunk costs. This tragic accident casts a long shadow over the prospects for commercial, human spaceflight anytime soon.
The special demands of flying humans safely, reliably and economically compound their challenges — not just to break even financially but to recover development costs and even generate a profit."
It is tragic that one of the pilot's lost their life, there is a lot of rumor's and false accusations currently directed at Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic, we need to wait for the NTSB report and avoid placing inappropriate blame on people.