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Samantha Cristoforetti

Samantha Cristoforetti

  • Status: Active
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 04/26/1977
  • First Flight: 11/23/2014
  • Last Flight: 04/27/2022


Samantha Cristoforetti, a Italian astronaut affiliated with the government agency European Space Agency, embarked on 2 space flights and engaging in 1 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Samantha Cristoforetti (born 26 April 1977 in Milan) is an Italian European Space Agency astronaut, Italian Air Force pilot and engineer. She holds the record for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight of a European astronaut (199 days, 16 hours), and until June 2017 held the record for the longest single space flight by a woman until this was broken by Peggy Whitson. She is also the first Italian woman in space. Samantha Cristoforetti is also known as the first person who brewed an espresso in space.

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