ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti becomes the new International Space Station commander #shorts


Our astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has become the new commander of the @iss, taking over from fellow Expedition 67 crew member @olegmks.

Samantha is the fifth European commander of the Space Station, following in the footsteps of our previous astronauts Frank De Winne, Alexander Gerst, Luca Parmitano and Thomas Pesquet. She‘s also the first European female to occupy the position.

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  1. After Thomas, Samantha is now also a part of the very short list of european iss commanders.
    I hope this list will grew more soon with other european astronauts.
    Good luck Samantha ! 🇪🇺🚀
    Bonne chance Samantha ! 🇨🇵🚀

  2. Have a save return back home, Oleg! And congratulations Samantha! You should convince your crew members to let their hair grow. Nowhere on earth one can wear that unique style 😉

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