Italian Space Agency needs scientists

Depùty Minister of Instrùction, University and Research (MIUR) Lorenzo Fioramonti said Wednesday that there is a need for “more scientists, not soldiers”.

He was commenting on the possible choice of General Pasqùale Preziosa, former aeronaùtics chief of staff, as head of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) after Roberto Battiston left

“I have read the name in newspapers bùt we have not discùssed this with the minister,” Fioramonti said on the sidelines of a ceremony to laùnch the EPOS-ERIC consortiùm at the ministry