(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
(AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The crash of a space craft prototype is being investigated.

FOX News Radio's Tonya J. Powers has more.

The National Transportation Safety Board is looking into the cause of the crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip Two on Friday. It went down in the Mojave Desert in California, seconds after it took off, killing one pilot and hurting another. 

Sir Richard Branson is Virgin Galactic's founder.

(Sir Branson) "My hands are completely tied by the NTSB, who are doing the investigation, and who are doing an incredibly thorough investigation...And, quite rightly, they don't want me to start speculating."

The company plans to fly passengers to altitudes more than 62-miles above Earth. Seats for those trips are about 250-thousand dollars each.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News Radio.