Italy’s Cristoforetti First European Woman to Command ISS Written 29 September 2022


ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforett. | Credit: NASA/Robert Markowitz; Wikipedia; Public Domain

The Daily Mail (UK) reports once Russia’s Oleg Artemyev leaves the ISS, Italy’s Samantha Cristoforetti will become the first European woman to command the station. Cristoforetti, who holds the record for the longest stay in space by a woman, also will be the first non-American woman, and fifth ever, to command the station.
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