The ASI mission known as VITA (Vitality, Innovation, Technology, Ability) was launched from Baikonur on July 27th, 2017, with the “veteran” ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and 11 experiments aboard.

Experiments: CORM, NANOROS, MYOGRAVITY, SERISM, IN-SITU, ARAMIS, PERSEO, ORTHOSTATIC TOLERANCE, MULTI-TROP, ARTE, ISSpresso.

Astronauts: Paolo Nespoli

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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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WEDNESDAY 27 APRIL 2022

Samantha Cristoforetti flies towards the ISS ‣

The ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti departed towards the ISS. During her Minerva mission, she will conduct several scientific experiments for the ASI MORE...

FRIDAY 11 FEBRUARY 2022

Mental imagery of object motion in weightlessness ‣

Mental imagery can play an important role in training people to deal with conditions unique to spaceflight MORE...

TUESDAY 08 FEBRUARY 2022

The Second AGILE-MCAL GRB Catalog: 13 years of observations ‣

The Second AGILE MCAL Gamma-Ray Burst Catalog: 13 yr of Observations" has been published in the Astrophysical Journal MORE...

WEDNESDAY 01 DECEMBER 2021

ADAM/PixDD project ‣

A collaboration among ASI, INAF,INFN and several Universities MORE...