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Samantha Cristoforetti

Italian - ( ESA)

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Date of Birth: April 26, 1977
Age: 43


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.

Soyuz FG | Soyuz TMA-15M

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Nov. 23, 2014, 9:01 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz TMA-15M begins expedition 42 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov alongside Flight Engineers, Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA) & Terry W. Virts (NASA) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on 11 June 2015 13:44 UTC

Low Earth Orbit
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Johann-Dietrich Wörner

The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a worldwide staff of about 2,000 employees. ESA's space flight programme includes human spaceflight (mainly through participation in the International Space Station program); the launch and operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon; Earth observation, science and telecommunication; designing launch vehicles; and maintaining a major spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana.


Kuaizhou-11
Failure
3 days, 22 hours ago
Maiden Flight
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

First flight of the new solid launcher developed by ExPace, subsidiary of CASIC. It will carry 2 communication satellites on this launch.


Long March 3
Success
4 days, 14 hours ago
APStar-6D
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

APStar-6D is a commercial communications satellite for APT Satellite Company Ltd under an end-to-end contract signed with China Great Wall Industry...


Shavit-2
Success
1 week, 1 day ago
Ofek-16
Unknown - Palmachim Airbase, State of Israel

Ofek is a series of Israeli reconnaissance satellites.


Long March 2D
Success
1 week, 2 days ago
Chuangxin 3A (02)
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Chuangxin is a series of experimental small satellites developed by China Academy of Science.


Electron
Failure
1 week, 2 days ago
Pics Or It Didn’t Happen
Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1A - Onenui Station, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

‘Pics Or It Didn’t Happen’ is the 13th mission for Rocket Lab. It was planned to deploy seven imaging small satellites to a 500km circular low Eart...