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Paolo Nespoli

Paolo Nespoli

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 04/06/1957
  • First Flight: 10/23/2007
  • Last Flight: 07/28/2017


Paolo Nespoli, a Italian astronaut affiliated with the government agency European Space Agency, embarked on 3 space flights and engaging in 0 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Paolo Angelo Nespoli (Milan, 6 April 1957) is an Italian astronaut and engineer of the European Space Agency (ESA). In 2007, he first traveled into space aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery as a mission specialist of STS-120. In December 2010 he again traveled into space aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft as an Expedition 26/27 flight engineer. Nespoli’s third spaceflight was onboard Soyuz MS-05 which launched in July 2017 for Expedition 52/53. He is also the European Space Agency’s oldest active astronaut.

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