Born August 18, 1954, in Rome, Italy. He is married and has one child. Enjoys swimming, volleyball, and classical music.
In August 1998, Umberto Guidoni joined ESA's European Astronaut Corps, the homebase of which is the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) located in Cologne, Germany.
Umberto Guidoni was the first ESA astronaut to visit the International Space Station.