Special Issue #123
A sicilian-born Fighter Pilot, turned Test Pilot, turned Astronaut, Luca was the first Italian to perform a spacewalk during his 6 months mission, named ‘Volare’, on the International Space Station. Luca is married to Kathy and has 2 daughters, Sara and Maia.
I’m an Astronaut for the European Space Agency. I’m a triathlete, I love reading and music. Traveling is a big part of my life
I chose Houston, where I work at the Johnson Space Center. A very unique work place.
My wife and I were in Broadway. We were going to pick a show to watch, and we couldn’t decide which one we wanted to see more: there were so many available! I thought it was wonderful.
It shows a part of me which is almost never seen, in a location that is very familiar to most that know me.
Any time we can present our beautiful country in a positive light, count me in.
I find it’s very simple. Italians are loved and respected everywhere I go, certainly as professionals, even more for their human qualities.