As a child, Davide developed a fascination with all kinds of flying machines, especially those which travel above the atmosphere. This passion for astronautics and space exploration lead to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic of Turin (Italy). Currently is undergoing a part-time degree in engineering and technology at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.
Since 2009 Davide has been working as a specialists in aircraft structural repairs of civil airliners in the United Kingdom. Currently he is employed by British Airways at London Heathrow Airport. Davide thinks of aircraft has spacecraft that fly low and slow. In September 2013 Springer/Praxis published his first book “To Orbit and Back Again: How the Space Shuttle Flew in Space”. In 2017 a second book titled “The Space Shuttle Missions: What We Did and How We Did It”, is scheduled for publication. Both books are born from a life-long passion for the Space Shuttle program which the author developed since he was a child.
In recent years Davide has also been actively researching how space exploration can benefit humankind, in particular advocating lunar and asteroid mining and the creation of a space-based heavy manufacturing industry. He is currently planning to publish a book in 2018 the results of his research. Davide is also a keen landscape photographer and passionate about astronomy.