Livia Visai is Associate professor at the University of Pavia. She is the project referent in Nanomedicine for the Center for Health Technologies and part of the scientific committee of the European Center for Nanomedicine. She is the principal investigator of the project “Nanoparticles and Osteoporosis”, which has been carried out on the International Space Station by the Italian astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti.


Christos Kypraios is a Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and a Ph.D candidate at the University of Basel. He studied International Law, International Relations and History between Greece, England, Turkey and France. His main research interests relate to international economic and financial law, human rights law, law of the sea and of course space law.


Laura Zanardini is currently the Columbus module Flight Director that oversees the operations of astronauts like Alex Gerst and Tim Peake on board the ISS Scientific Laboratory. She specialised in Human Spaceflight Operations and worked for ASI at the NASA Johnson Space Center. She was also involved in Space Shuttle missions.


Francesco Topputo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology of Politecnico di Milano. He is also co-founder of an Italian SME: Dinamica Srl. His main interests are astrodynamics, optimisation and system modelling. He has been involved in several missions and projects like Rosetta and Space Shepherd.


Stefano Covino is INAF astronomer currently working at Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera. His research interests are gamma lightning, gamma-ray burst and high energy astrophysics in general. He has worked on robotics for telescopes and optical instruments as well as in many foreign institutions. He is very active in scientific outreach.


Carol A. Anderson is Deputy General Counsel of Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, founding Chair of RaeS Air Law Group Middle East (Dubai, UAE) and member of the International Institute of Space Law. For more than 16 years she has worked in the aviation legal sector and recently concluded her LLM in Air & Space Law at the University of Leiden this year. Her final thesis, titled “Private Human Space Flight – the need for a new liability Convention”, includes a detailed comparison of air and space law liability in the commercial human space flight context.