He was born in Zocca (Mo) on May 4th, 1959, he’s a test pilot for the Air Force and has a degree in Aeronautics Sciences from the Military Academy and a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Houston. He was selected by the European Space Agency in 1992, as a Mission Specialist aboard the 1996 Columbia STS-75 shuttle.
WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2022
ARTEMIS 1 LIFTOFF! ‣
A leading role for our country, with the Italian space sector guided by the Italian Space Agency MORE...
SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2022
Astrosamantha has returned to Earth ‣
The astronaut concludes the Minerva mission after almost six months aboard the space outpost. Watch the video on ASITV MORE...
WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2022
Samantha Cristoforetti in charge of the ISS ‣
Samantha has become the first European woman to take the lead of the space outpost. The video is available on ASITV MORE...
WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2022
SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI WILL BE THE COMMANDER OF THE ISS ‣
AstroSamantha will become the first European astronaut in command of the International Space Station MORE...
THURSDAY 21 JULY 2022
ASTROSAMANTHA, THE FIRST EUROPEAN SPACEWALKER ‣
First extravehicular activity for Samantha Cristoforetti MORE...