20 years of ASI, 44 years of Italian space missions
Since 1964, when its adventure in Space began, Italy has invested more and more in this field, becoming one of the leading countries. The Italian Space Agency was set up in 1988, to coordinate those efforts and investments. Starting from fundamental questions on the Universe and the origin of life, up to experimenting new technologies, space is where humans can broaden their horizons, increase their knowledge and ensure a better future on Earth. Thanks to ASI's efforts, Italy is playing a major role in this exemplary human endeavour.