Laura Zanardini

Columbus Flight Director | Space Engineer

Laura is Space Engineer and Columbus Flight Director for International Space Station at the European Space Agency. She is right on the spot where groundbreaking space projects are realised and new ideas for spaceflight of tomorrow are developed, volunteering for the Austrian Space Forum in preparing and executing Analog Mars Missions. Laura works in close coordination with NASA and its’ International Partners and when coming home from work you can hear her say things like „Nothing compares to the feeling of operating a module in space and the sense of accomplishment when you are helping the astronauts solving issues on board.“ Laura has achieved multiple awards in her field including the Women in Aerospace Award for Young Space Professionals. Besides her passion for space, she is a powerhouse at sports, won Italian championships in swimming and currently races in long distance triathlons.

Name: Laura Zanardini

Talk: EN

Country: Italy