Acting Chair of WIA-E Awards and Grands Committee

Director ESA Marketing & Sales Science & Exploration Systems
Thales Alenia Space

Maria Antonietta got a Degree in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino. In 1988 she attended the first Summer Session of the International Space University (M.I.T., Boston, USA) and then she became a Faculty member. Since 1986 she has been working at Thales Alenia Space – Turin, as Program Manager of major ESA and ASI activities related to exploration like ExoMars, Mars Sample Return, and the Aurora Core Program. Currently she is Director for ESA Marketing & Sales Exploration Systems. She is the author of several publications, papers, and reports.

Maria Antonietta has been involved in different activities promoting the involvement of young professionals in the space industry. She was one of the founders and president of the ISU European Alumni Association. She is currently a member of the IAF Workforce Development / Young Professionals Program Committee. She is a member of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), a member of the Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace and of the International Academy of Astronautics, Co-Editor of Acta Astronautica, and former Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation Bureau.