Samantha Cristoforetti (born April 26, 1977) is an Italian European Space Agency astronaut, Italian Air Force pilot an engineer. She is the first Italian woman in space and until 2017, held the record for the woman with most time spent in space with 199 days and 16 hours. This record is now held by Christina Koch. Cristoforetti is also the first person in prepare an espresso in space.
|Born||April 26, 1977|
|Rank||Captain, Italian Air Force|
Time in space
|199d 16h 42m|
|Selection||2009 ESA Group|
|Missions||Soyuz TMA-15M (Expedition 42/43)|
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