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Italian cuisine in the Space

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"Emanuele Viscuso, Delegate in Florida of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina ( ), is the organizer of the first official Italian Dinner in the Space."

Emanuele Viscuso has taken part to the Esperia* STS-120/10A Mission, launched on 23 October 2007 from the NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, in Florida as delegate in Florida of Accademia Italiana della Cucina, a Cultural Institution of the Italian Republic. Thanks to his proposal and support, onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, Node 2 - the interconnecting unit developed in Italy by Thales Alenia Space - and the ESA, the Italian Paolo Nespoli and other astronauts started their journey towards the International Space Station (ISS) bringing with them delicious Italian food to offer to the other astronauts on the Station in orbit. Thanks to the importance of Accademia Italiana della Cucina this can be considered the first Space Convivium in the history. The Accademia awarded Emanuele Viscuso for this remarcable work with the Ettore Pepe Award in Palermo, Sicily on September 8, 2008