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Luigi Pizzimenti

Luigi with Charlie Duke, 21 May 2009 in Milan

Luigi was born in Pavia in 1963 and lives in Milan, writing articles for magazines and working with Museo Civico di Rovereto in Milan and other public institutions to present the history of human space flight. He organizes exhibitions and conferences on the lunar missions, most recently (16 May to 31 July 2009) one called Back to the Moon to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. Luigi participated in the development of an Italian-built LRV replica and has built a replica of Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 suit. Both were included in Back to the Moon.

Luigi has written a book, "Progetto Apollo: Il sogno più grande dell'uomo", with a foreword by Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke.

The photograph above shows Luigi with Charlie Duke at the Back to the Moon exhibit in Milan on 21 May 2009, with the LRV replica behind them. The image below shows Luigi sitting proudly on the replica.

Luigi on the Italian-built LRV replica

November 2009