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In May 1988, the Italian Space Agency (ASI) was founded with the aim of coordinating the Government’s projects and investments in this sector, started in the mid-1960s. Nowadays, ASI plays a crucial role within the European Space Agency and collaborates with international counterparts, including NASA, on several scientific researches and space missions. Among them was the establishing in 1998 of the International Space Station, that so far has hosted six Italian astronauts and will soon be home to the first Italian woman in Space.
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