Happy to be up there

Interview with the astronaut Luca Parmitano

Happy to be up there

Living on the International Space Station, looking at Earth from a distance, making space in the Cupola and serving science inside Columbus, the Station’s laboratory module, using the toolbox prepared by Thales Alenia Space for ESA: these are some of the salient points in the interview dedicated to Luca Parmitano, the European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut interviewed on his return from the Volare mission, the first long mission for the Italian Space Agency (ASI).


The article also contains a more in-depth look at the International Space Station, which is celebrating its fifteenth birthday.


For those who love “spacemen”, the Portal Magazine section also contains the article “This Space is my Earth”, with the interview given by Paolo Nespoli, returning from his second mission to the Space Station and, before that, “Our journey from Space to Earth”, an interview given by three of the six NASA astronauts who took Node3 Tranquility and the Cupola, modules that are synonymous with “Made in Italy” space excellence, up to the Station.


Read the interview and download the magazine!


Rome 26/02/2014