Maria Antonietta PERINO

Thales Alenia Space ItaliaDirector for Space Economy Exploration and International Network

Maria Antonietta got a Degree cum laude in Nuclear Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino. In 1988 she attended the International Space University (M.I.T., Boston, USA) and then became Faculty Member. She is currently member of the International Space University Academic Council.

Since 1986 she has been working at Thales Alenia Space - Turin, as Program Manager of major ESA and ASI activities related to Moon and Mars exploration.

Currently she is Director for Space Economy Exploration and International Network.

Maria Antonietta is involved in different activities promoting the development of young professionals in the space industry.

She is author of several publications, papers, and reports, and Acta Astronautica Co-Editor.

Member of the Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace and of the International Academy of Astronautics, and former IAF Bureau Vice President. She is President of Explore Mars Europe.

Awarded “Woman of Excellence 2010” by AIDDA, the Italian chapter of FCEM (Femmes Chefs d’Enterprises Mondiales), “Distinguished Service Award” by the International Astronautical Federation, “Premio Amelia Earhart 2024” by ZONTA Club, and “Stella al Merito del Lavoro” by the Italian Republic President.

Board of Director member of Women in Aerospace–Europe, International Lunar Observatory Association, and World Space Week Association.


The Global Space Exploration Conference 2021

14-18 June 2021

St. Petersburg, Russia