Samantha Cristoforetti is an European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut of Italian nationality, as well as an Italian Air Force pilot and engineer. She spent six months onboard the ISS in 2014 for the Italian Space Agency’s Futura mission. She was one of the six astronauts selected by ESA in 2009. She is currently assigned to a training program covering the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, International Space Station systems, robotics, and extravehicular activities.
Samantha Cristoforetti was at Fabrica for a lecture on 6 April 2018.