Samantha Cristoforetti sera la 1ère femme astronaute européenne aux commands de l’ISS


Samantha Cristoforetti
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The Italian Samantha Cristoforetti will be the first European astronaut to take the commands of the International Space Station, in the course of her first mission in 2022, to announce the European Agency for European Affairs in a communiqué.

Agée de 44 ans, Samantha Cristoforetti, ancienne pilote de chasse est la premiere femme astronaute italienne. She will start in 2022 at the Station near the astronauts of NASA Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines depuis la Florida (Etats-Unis).

Ce sera le deuxième sejour sur l’ISS de l’astronaute, qui avait établi le record du plus long sejour dans l’espace pour une femme sur une mission. She was born in 199 days in orbit, in 2014 and 2015.

Samantha Cristoforetti sera la cinquième astronaute de l’ESA à prendre le commandement de l’ISS, selon l’ESA. His director-general, Josef Aschbacher, estimated that this nomination “is a source of inspiration for all generations who postulate the current issue of the bodies of the astronauts of ESA”, according to the communiqué.

The designation of a board commander is a consensus prize by a representative body of the representatives of the Spanish partner agencies of the IAS (American Nasa, Russian Roscosmos, Japanese JAXA, Canadian CSA and ESA).



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