Samantha Cristoforetti

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Samantha Cristoforetti
ASI/ESA Astronaut
Nationality Italian
Status Active
Born (1977-04-26) April 26, 1977 (age 41)
Milan, Italy
Current occupation Astronaut
Rank Captain, Italian Air Force
Time in space 199d 16h 42m
Selection 2009 ESA Group
Missions Soyuz TMA-15M (Expedition 42/43)
Mission insignia Soyuz-TMA-15M-Mission-Patch.png ISS Expedition 42 Patch.png ISS Expedition 43 Patch.png

Samantha Cristoforetti (born April 26, 1977) is an Italian European Space Agency astronaut, Italian Air Force pilot an engineer. She is the first Italian woman in space[1] and holds the record for the woman with more time in space with 199 days and 16 hours.[2] Cristoforetti is also the first person in prepare an espresso in space.[3]

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Cristoforetti was born in Milan in 1977. She spent her childhood in Malè, Val di Sole, Trentino, Italy.[4] When she was 18, she took a US foreign exchange program[5] and attended Space Camp.

On July 3, 2012, the European Space Agency assigned to Cristoforetti a long-duration mission to the ISS in 2014.[6]

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