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  • Samantha Cristoforetti prepares for the journey home

    NASAJune 8th, 2015

    European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti checks her Sokol pressure suit in preparation for the Expedition 43 crew’s departure from the International Space Station after 6 1/2 months in space. Since Saturday, June 6, 2015, Cristoforetti holds the record for the longest single spaceflight for a woman, a record previously held by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams […]

  • To boldly brew coffee where no man has brewed before

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 10th, 2015

    There’s nothing like the smell of freshly-brewed coffee in the morning. Expedition 43 crew members will have the opportunity to agree as they can now smell that aroma and try a taste of espresso while orbiting high above the Earth. This is thanks to the ISSpresso machine that was shipped to the International Space Station (ISS) […]

  • Italy’s presence in space: An interview with Italian Space Agency President Roberto Battiston

    Tomasz NowakowskiApril 21st, 2015

    Italy, one of the key players of the European Space Agency (ESA ), is working to build up its role in human space flight endeavors, with an eye on further cooperation on the International Space Station. To date, the country has produced seven astronauts and is working to develop Europe’s next-generation launch vehicles and is actively taking part in ESA’s […]

  • Italy’s first female astronaut prepares for launch to ISS

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 22nd, 2014

    Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy’s first female astronaut, is currently scheduled to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on Nov. 23. She will travel to orbit as part of the Expedition 42/43, and her five and a half month mission will be loaded with scientific experiments. Recently she presented the details of her research at the headquarters of the […]