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This work retraces all the fundamental efforts made by man to date to be able to live, work and research in the space environment, one of the most complex to live in, from the first Skylab and Salyut stations to the pride of international cooperation, the ISS. In the publication, their stories, the technologies used, the activities on board and the results obtained will be examined in depth. A complete work that contains the first steps taken by man out of his cradle and the next goals to be achieved, with many curiosities never published in Italy about life aboard humanity\’s outposts in space.

After graduating in Engineering in 1987, for about 30 years, together with the technical profession, carried out an intense study and research activity, dedicating mainly his attention to issues concerning astronautics, rocketry, cosmic physics and space sciences. He also completed nuclear engineering studies and is very interested in advanced propulsion in space, especially from a nuclear source.