Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano sent the United Nations an important message about climate change and the need to protect the future of our planet in a new video from the space station. Parmitano is one of six Expedition 61 crew members currently on the International Space Station. When asked which planet Parmitano would most like to explore as an...

Today, Wednesday 2 October, is an important day for astronaut Luca Parmitano, as he is set to become the first Italian commander of the International Space Station (ISS). Only two other Europeans have previously held this position. In 2009 it was the turn of the Belgian Frank De Winne, while in 2018 the German Alexander Gerst took on this prestigio...

On July 20, 1969 American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Buzz Aldrin first conquered the moon in the famous space mission Apollo 11. The two spacemen explored the dark side of planet Earth’s only natural satellite, and left on the lunar surface a memorial plaque of the challenge. From that day on, many things have changed, including the end of...

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, a major event for humanity and the beginning of the space age, of which Italy has been and continues to be a protagonist. "It is a matter of pride for Italy - said Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio - that 50 years after the Moon Landing an Italian astronaut, Luca Parmitano, has been...