From Yuri Gagarin’s first, historic undertaking to the American landing on the moon in 1969, human beings are not tired of pursuing the goal of space colonization. 

Today, its outpost is the International Space Station (ISS). It’s the most important international cooperation programme ever started in the scientific and technological field, and Italy has several key roles in its implementation.

‣ Italy in microgravity

The ISS is the home of humanity in space, and Italy gave a significant contribution to its construction 

The complete list of space missions in which Italy participated, with hardware, astronauts or scientific experiments

All the Italian microgravity experiments

The biographies of all the Italian astronauts

‣ News

THURSDAY 21 JULY 2022

ASTROSAMANTHA, THE FIRST EUROPEAN SPACEWALKER ‣

First extravehicular activity for Samantha Cristoforetti MORE...

TUESDAY 19 JULY 2022

AGILE, published the first article about the “New Year’s Burst” ‣

On Friday 15 July, the first detailed study on this "New Year's Burst" was published in the Astrophysical Journal, using data acquired by the AGILE satellite MORE...

MONDAY 11 JULY 2022

Fermi-LAT collaboration has released the updated list of cosmic gamma-ray sources to date ‣

The third release of the Fermi Point Source Catalog (4FGL-DR3) covers 12 years of data taken by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on board of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope MORE...

WEDNESDAY 18 MAY 2022

SECOND MEETING IN SPACE WITH ASTROSAMANTHA ‣

The Italian experiments of the Minerva mission were presented MORE...

THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2022

Samantha Cristoforetti has arrived on the Space Station ‣

The hatch is opened: the Minerva mission kicks off. During her mission, the ESA astronaut will conduct several scientific experiments for the ASI

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