A member of the European Space Agency, established by the Italian government in 1988. It has actively participated in many projects, including Hermes and Spacelab. ASI developed Leonardo, the multi-purpose logistics module that space shuttle astronauts attach to the International Space Station, to load and unload supplies and equipment.
http://www.asi.it/ Outlines the organization and objectives of the ASI (Italian Space Agency). The site profiles national and collaborative missions and has biographies of Italian astronauts. There are links to Italian Space Agency sites with more in-depth information on current space projects.
Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.