A learning initiative to link the world of school with the world of research

The International Space Station is the largest international cooperation programme ever started in the history of Science and Technology: an amazing “orbiting house” that hosts six astronauts and continuously “turns” around our planet, at a speed of 28.000 km/h and at an altitude of about 450 km. A unique laboratory due to the conditions it offers (not just microgravity), where it’s possible to carry out unique experiments. LISS (Lessons on the International Space Station) was born in the school year 2014/15 as a learning pilot project by the Italian Space Agency, aimed at helping everyone to better understand this particular and small “world” and to establish a direct link between the world of school and the world of University and research on space.

The activities proposed in the framework of the LISS project were designed and developed in partnership with four different Universities: the Statale University of Milan, the University of Naples Federico II, the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the University of Sassari, but a key contribution was also provided by the seven Italian astronauts: Franco Malerba, Maurizio Cheli, Umberto Guidoni, Roberto Vittori, Paolo Nespoli, Luca Parmitano and Samantha Cristoforetti.

The textbook born from this experience is divided in six chapters and is available to everyone in its e-book version. 

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WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE 2020

PLATiNO Programme: signed the long term agreement ‣

In the presence of Hon. Riccardo Fraccaro, Undersecretary of State at the Presidency of the Italian Council of Ministers,  of Giorgio Saccoccia,  President of Italian Space Agency (ASI), and of Vito Pertosa, founder of Angel Group , the companies Sitael, Thales Alenia Space Italia, Leonardo and Airbus signed the long-term agreement for the commercialization and industrialization of PLATiNO Programme. MORE...

TUESDAY 23 JUNE 2020

ALBERTO TUOZZI IS THE NEW INTERIM PRESIDENT OF THE GSA ‣

Alberto Tuozzi will hold the interim presidency of the GSA (European GSS Agency), the European Union Agency for the satellite navigation programmes, which is responsible for managing the Galileo and EGNOS navigation systems. MORE...

WEDNESDAY 20 MAY 2020

The Prisma Mission opens to the community ‣

Now that the commissioning phase and the calibration/validation activities have been completed PRISMA is finally ready to open the mission exploitation by the user community. MORE...

THURSDAY 30 APRIL 2020

The Earth’s tides move the continents ‣

Astronomical forces such as solid Earth’s tides play an active role on plate tectonics: this is the results of a research conducted by the Sapienza University of Rome, the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). MORE...