Marco Volponi




Marco Volponi is a scientist and engineer with a profound passion for space. After graduating in theoretical physics at the University of Genoa and Amsterdam, he completed the international master SEEDS (SpacE Exploration and Development Systems), where the objective was designing the first manned outpost on the surface of Mars. Subsequently, he worked at ThalesAleniaSpace Italia, mainly on PFPU – a project which aims to grow potatoes in space – and on EDEN-ISS, designing, building and sending an autonomous greenhouse in Antarctica. Now he’s working at ESA, contributing to the MELiSSA projects, which aims to develop the first closed life support systems for humans in space.

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