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Virgin Galactic signs agreement with Italian Air Force
Posted: Sun, Oct 6, 2019, 11:02 AM ET (1502 GMT)
Virgin Galactic announced Wednesday a contract with the Italian Air Force for a research flight on its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle. The contract, signed at the Italian Embassy in Washington, covers a SpaceShipTwo flight no earlier than late 2020 that will carry three Italian crewmembers and a set of experiments. That flight will take place from Spaceport America, although Italy has expressed interest in eventually hosting SpaceShipTwo flights from an Italian airport.
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