The Rosetta Space Program

Rosetta Space Program for GQ.

I had the chance to enter the labs where Finmeccanica develops the solar panel and drilling technology used on the Philae lander, part of the mission.

Mission Rosetta is a space program launched in 2004 by the European Space Agency that landed on Comet 67P ⁄ Churyumov-Gerasimenko on November 12th, 2014. The mission objectives are to uncover the chemical and physical secrets of comets – primordial clusters of ice and dust that may explain the origins of the solar system and of life on Earth.

Below some of the images published in the issue together with some outtakes. Many thanks to Carlo Antonelli, Livia Corbò, Raffaella Rosati and Michela Locci for her assistance.

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Paolo Gasparini for New Scientist.

About a month ago I had the chance to portray Paolo Gasparini for the New Scientist. The geneticist got back from a 20.000 kilometers expedition on the Silk Road, trying to establish what are the connections between genes and preferences in taste.
Below the tearsheets of a fascinating interview by Laura Margottini and the article that generated from it which appeared on the May 18th 2013 issue.

Many thanks to Teresa Frausin and Maurizio Polese for their help.

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