Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy’s First Woman In Space

The International Space Station is housing two women on long-term missions for only the second time in its 16-year history. Samantha Cristoforetti, who is also Italy’s first woman to go into space, joins Russian cosmonaut Elena Serova on the space station, where she will complete a five-month mission.

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Fun facts: Samantha Cristoforetti took a specially adapted machine into space. Italian coffee makers Lavazza teamed up with space food specialist engineering firm Argotec to create a special and lightweight machine. She was travelling with Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov brought along 15 boxes of caviar.

To read more about the story of this amazing Women, her ESA page, Huffington Post article and Daily Mail article.

 

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