Rugby: space mesh & # 039; at the Artena Museum

Rugby: space mesh & # 039; at the Artena Museum

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ARTENA (ROME), 30 MAR – Delivery to Il took place Museum of Rugby "Fango and Sweat" by Artena of the blue shirt of the National team worn by astronaut Luca Parmitano during the "Flying" mission in 2013. It is the first and only one rugby shirt that traveled in space. Wearing that Maglia, in November 2013, Parmitano joined from International Space Station in orbit around the Earth, where he stayed for 166 days, at the stadium of Turin to give "the kick-off "of the Italy-Australia test match. To give the impulse was the astronaut himself who, pushed by the great passion for rugby, he wanted to donate the shirt to the museum. There delivery of the "space" jersey to the President of the Foundation "The Museum of Rugby, Mud and Sweat", Corrado Mattoccia, occurred in the presence of the President of Federugby, Alfredo Gavazzi, and to the Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Artena, Lara Caschera, was carried out by Francesco Rea, spokesman of the Space Agency.