Baroni Manuela - Gaia
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Manuela Baroni joined the Gaia Project Team in February 2010 as Project Controller. She is a Telecommunications Engineer, graduated at the University of Siena (Italy) and specialised in electromagnetics and electromagnetic compatibility.
She has been enjoying working in environmental test laboratories and spacecraft development in industry for several years, taking care of missions like Cosmo Skymed, Sharad, and ATV.
In 2003, she moved to ESA, in the Netherlands. After a few years of R&D in the Technical Directorate, she passed to the Human Spaceflight domain, slowly moving from the technical field, via the Columbus payloads and the Soyuz missions, into management and project control.
In her free time, Manuela enjoys scuba diving, including teaching, also in the Dutch waters, murky but swarming with life. From the underwater wonders, to the sky depths, as an amateur astronomer she also loves to contemplate the sky with her big binoculars, when the Dutch weather and light pollution allow.
Manuela no longer works for the Gaia mission.
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