He expressed gratitude for the support, and said he plans on flying to Mojave to be with the the crew.
The Associated Press reported Friday that the spacecraft crashed during a test flight, killing one pilot and injuring another.
Immediately following the crash, entrepreneurs took to Twitter to react to the accident and look to the future of space innovation.
Scroll down to see the Twitter conversation:
Thoughts with all @virgingalactic & Scaled, thanks for all your messages of support. I'm flying to Mojave immediately to be with the team.-; Richard Branson (@richardbranson) October 31, 2014
No worse week for commercial space exploration. Two incidents this week means big delays going forward.-; Ethan Klapper (@ethanklapper) October 31, 2014
"Vehicle anomaly" for the Antares launch "Flight anomaly" for Virgin Galactic Bad week for private space flight/good week for Orwell-; Michael Roston (@michaelroston) October 31, 2014
My heart goes out to the families of @virgingalactic who have suffered loss. So much passion, dreams & sacrifice to open humanity's frontier-; Peter Diamandis (@PeterDiamandis) October 31, 2014
A bad day for Virgin Galactic. A bad week for space flight. But in the end, a better tomorrow for all of us. #SpaceShipTwo-; Wernher Von Braun (@DrVonBraun) October 31, 2014
Sad to see Virgin Galactic wreckage in Mojave. Hard not to wonder this week about the competence of private space ventures.-; Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon) October 31, 2014