Lo spazio tricolore. Storie di uomini che hanno visto le stelle
This is a multi-voiced story that investigates - with an approach ranging from the neophyte to the expert - the almost endless theme of the conquest of space, particular attention being paid to the extremely important contribution that Italian ingenuity and technology have given and are still giving to this thrilling challenge. From the very beginnings of the space experience to the projects currently underway, passing through milestones such as the moon landing of 1969, Laruffa draws on numerous direct reports to recount the role played by Italy - incidentally, "the third country in the world to launch a satellite into orbit, after the USA and Russia" - in an activity that is still full of appeal and mystery, as well as of extraordinary strategic importance. "The story of the conquest of space is mainly made up of men who, through their tenacity and ideas, have made possible the achievement of ambitious goals”, said Prof. Veredice, on the occasion of the presentation of the book, highlighting the growing importance being acquired by applications of great utility in the daily life of man and his safety: from telecommunications to observation of the Earth, from infomobility to monitoring the climate and the environment. "In the near future”, added Veredice, “we can contemplate developing more and more ambitious services and applications related to space, not only close at hand, but also outer space as well".
The Leonardo museums bear exceptional witness to the technological and industrial memory and constitute an instrument of dialogue and constant sharing between the company and the territory. They were born out of the awareness that a large part of the industrial culture of our time is not only produced by the great cultural and educational institutions, but is also formed within companies. Living, dynamic structures, corporate museums represent a point of reference for communities and territories, centres of industrial culture open to visitors, researchers, students, economic and cultural operators.Leggi Tutto