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Workshop National Opportunities for Human Space Flight

Rome, Casa dell'Aviatore, 9 April 2009

The Italian Space Agency and the Aeronautica Militare  in the framework of ASI-NASA bilateral agreements that provide for the assignment of an Italian astronaut for a short-term flight opportunity on board the Shuttle and two long-term flight opportunities for a stay of six months on board the International Space Station and in execution of the Executive Agreement for Collaboration in Human Space Flight Activities, intend to present and propose the possibilities which Italy can make use of for microgravity environment research to the scientific and national technological community  on board the only orbiting laboratory in the world--the International Space Station. 
ASI and AM intend to start up a common process open to the national community in reference to define an experimental programme that will be linked with the missions of European astronaut Roberto Vittori. During the course of the workshop a Call for Ideas will be presented and launched.  It will invite all interested parties to propose innovative experiments for using the Space Station resources, for relative opportunities in particular, but not exclusively, in the field of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and innovative technologies.

The official language of the workshop is Italian. Interpreting is not provided.


The workshop will take place in Rome on 9 April 2009 at the Casa dell'Aviatore, Viale dell'Università, n, 20.


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