Biographies of International Astronauts

Cristoforetti

Samantha

Italy

Samantha Cristoforetti

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Personal data

Birthdate:  26.04.1977
Birthplace:  Milan
Marital status:  
Children:  
Selection date:  20.05.2009
Selection group:  ESA-3 / EAC
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
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Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-13M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

She studied at the Technische Universität Munich, Germany, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse, France, and the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technologies in Moscow, Russia. She holds a master’s degree in engineering, as well as a master’s degree in aeronautical sciences from the University of Naples Federico II in Italy. Captain Cristoforetti is a fighter pilot with the Italian Air Force. In her leisure time, she enjoys mountaineering, scuba diving and caving.

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Last update on May 28, 2014.