Biographies of International Astronauts

Batalli-Cosmovici

Cristiano

Italy

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Personal data

Birthdate:  02.06.1943
Birthplace:  Bucharest / ROMANIA
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.02.1989
Selection group:  ASI-1 / ASI-2
Position:  PSP
Status:  Ret. 08.08.1992

Spaceflights

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Additional information

Master of Science in Physics, University of Rome, 1964; Diploma (1968) and Ph.D. (1972) in Space Physics; one of five candidates from Italy for the 1977 ESA selection, but was not selected; Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching (Germany); Associate Professor for Cosmic Physics at the University of Lecce (Italy); scientific adviser for Space of the Italian Minister for Research and Technology; actually research director in Bioastronomy at the Institute for Planetary Science (CNR) in Rome; about 200 research papers in Space Physics, Cometary Physics, Molecular Astrophysics and Bioastronomy.

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