An Italian designed lunar module could be on the moon as soon as 2026 or 2027, Italian Space Agency (ASI) President Giorgio Saccoccia said on Friday. Saccoccia was speaking on the fringes of a meeting at the United States embassy in Rome with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy the day after NASA and ASI signed an...

On the occasion of the Italy's First National Space Day, the Embassy of Italy organized a virtual event on "US-Italy Cooperation on Space Exploration and Exploitation" to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of space. "Today, space is one of the most effective drivers of economic growth, and innovation is the key to maintaining and strengthen...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is the home of our country's foreign policy. This glorious and historical Italian institution is in charge of the relations with other countries, with Italians around the world, and it is here that people are selected and strategies are decided to then represent Italy abroad, in the vari...

A 2023 lander in the moon’s Mare Crisium will carry the first GNSS receiver to that planet’s surface: the Navigation Early Investigation on Lunar surface (NEIL) receiver with software-defined radio (SDR) technology. The receiver will spring from agreements between the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Italian Space Agen...

Samantha Cristoforetti will be the first Italian woman, and the first European, in command of the International Space Station. This was announced by ESA, which only a few months ago had announced the astronaut's return to the mission. "Returning to the ISS to represent Italy and Europe is an honor in itself. My appointment to the commander position...

The United States and Italy have a long history of successful cooperation in science and exploration of outer space for peaceful uses. This history is a result of the strong relationship between the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). In this spirit of continued collaboration, the Signatorie...