Galactic Virgin plans to launch the ship from the cosmodrome in Italy a few years after Virgin Galactic has signed an agreement with two of the country's largest aerospace brands. Construction of the launch site is planned in the province of Grottagli in the southern part of the country. In addition to the possibility of launching space tours, this cosmodrome will also be used as a scientific platform for high-frequency space research. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson said that he believes that cooperation will provide "a real impetus, as we seek to open up new space for the benefit of life on Earth." Virgin Galactic can also launch its first commercial tour from the existing America's cosmodrome in New Mexico. The company recently announced that it plans to begin offering suborbital space travel in the next 12 months. About 700 people have already booked seats in the company, each ticket costs 250,000 $. Virgin Galactic said that the growing list of customers means that anyone who buys a ticket today will probably be forced to wait until at least 2021 before they can board the plane.