Cristiano Batalli COSMOVICI
Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario
CNR, Fosso del Cavaliere 100
00133 Roma,Italy
Phone: +39-06-4993-4388 - Fax: +39-06-4993-4383 - Home: +39-06-3230797


1. Born in:
Bucharest 2/6/43

2. Studies:
Rome and Munich

3. Left Romania in:
August 1949

4. Some personal data:
First marriage : two girls ,Ileana and Alexandra
Second marriage : one boy,Leonardo

5. Relatives still living in Romania:
One brother, two aunts, eight cousins.

6. The most important works:

Discovery of the first complex organic molecule in a comet
Discovery of molecular jets in Comet Halley
Discovery of the first MASER water emission line in the Solar System
Book on Bioastronomy
Atlas of Comet Halley
More than 170 scientific publications in Molecular Astrophysics,
Cometary Physics, Space Plasma Physics, Bioastronomy and Astronautics

7. Scientific membership:
IAU (Commissions 15 and 51)

8. Other information:
I was selected as first Italian astronaut for the Space Shuttle, but
didn't fly because of the explosion of Challenger in 1986. Scientific
Adviser of the Italian Minister for Research 1990-1992