It’s supposed to start at 9 AM PDT. Reportedly it will be live streamed by ABC-TV in Bakersfield.
OK, not much info. Christopher Hart, acting chairman of the NTSB said they’d just arrived, didn’t have any substantive info, would have another presser this afternoon after initial data gathering. Lead investigator will be a Lorenda Ward, with a team of 13-15 people. Didn’t know if vehicle had a black box, what altitude it occurred, but expects to get lots of telemetry/video because it was a test flight. That’s it until next presser. Follow @ntsb or go to ntsb.gov for schedule of future press conferences.
[Update at 09:32 PDT]
Channel 23 is still streaming from the Witt Center, Branson may be about to make a statement.
[Update a while later]
Leonard David has a transcript of Branson’s statement. As Miles O’Brien noted on Twitter, he seems to have lost some of his swagger.
[Update a couple minutes later]
Michael Belfiore: SpaceShipTwo and why space matters.