Samantha Cristoforetti

Samantha Cristoforetti

European Space Agency

Nationality Italian

Date Of Birth 1977-04-26

Status Active

Type Government

Astronaut Biography

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.

Samantha Cristoforetti's Launches

Falcon 9 Block 5 | Crew-4

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
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Soyuz FG | Soyuz TMA-15M

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
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