Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates

Santonico

Stefano

Italy

Personal data

Birthdate:  02.01.1948
Birthplace:  Rome
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.??.1990
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. ??.??.1993

Additional information

Master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Aeronautical Academy in Italy; then joined the Italian Air Force and worked as an engineering test pilot at Pratica di Mare Airport; one of five candidates from Italy for the 1977 ESA selection, but was not selected; resigned from the Air Force as a Major in 1981; later became director of a company in Rome that manufactures and distributes electronic products; candidate from Italy for a Shuttle mission.

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