Virgin Galactic has announced a partnership with two Italian aerospace companies. The plans of the American corporation are the opening in Italy of a commercial spaceport, from which tourist flights will be made.
Virgin Galactic intends to design a completely new flying spacecraft, which will be permanently located in Grottaglie Spaceport. Help in the project will be Altec, which belongs to the Italian space agency, as well as a large private company Sitael, writes The Verge.
The airframe can be used both for research and for those who wish to travel higher than the conventional aircraft.
Currently, Virgin Galactic has at its disposal VSS Unity, which is being tested in California.