Samantha Cristoforetti will return to space in 2022. This was confirmed by the head of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) Giorgio Sacocchia, speaking about the new mission of the Italian astronaut on the International Space Station that Astrosamantha had already visited between November 2014 and June 2015 during the Futura mission.
It’s about fulfilling the promise of Cristoforetti, 43, who He left the Air Force early last year, At the European Space Agency (ESA) Ministerial Conference 2019 in Seville. In addition, the European Space Agency (ESA) will conduct a call for new European astronauts. Sacuchia noted a ban aimed at creating reserves ready to enter the astronaut corps as quickly as possible. There are currently Italian astronauts at the European Space Agency (ESA), but I expect that the new selection will also provide Italian candidates with an opportunity to join the reserve.
January 12, 2021 (change as of January 12, 2021 | 7:08)
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