Biographies of International Astronauts

Parmitano

Luca Salvo

Italy

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Personal data

Birthdate:  27.09.1976
Birthplace:  Paternò
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  20.05.2009
Selection group:  ESA-3 / EAC
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-09M / ISS-36 / ISS-37  Flight Engineer  28.05. - 11.11.2013 166d 06h 19m 
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Total  166d 06h 19m 
Patch Soyuz TMA-09M Patch ISS-36 Patch ISS-37        

Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-07M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

He holds a diploma in aeronautical sciences from the Italian Air Force Academy and was trained as a Full Experimental Test Pilot at EPNER, the French test pilot school in Istres. Capt. Parmitano, a pilot with the Italian Air Force, is an active scuba diver and enjoys climbing and paragliding.

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Last update on November 11, 2013.