Italy in spaceport deal with U.S. FAA

Jul 06, 2016 566

Italian civil aviation authority ENAC and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) on Thursday signed an agreement with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop a spaceport for sub-orbital flights somewhere in Italy.

Sub-orbital flights cross in and out of the Earth's atmosphere without leaving its orbit. "It could take three to five years - it all depends on the reactions we get from the political, technological and industrial sectors," said ASI chief Roberto Battiston.

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