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Minerva Mission Highlights

Minerva Mission Highlights – Samantha is coming home

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Minerva Mission Highlights – Samantha is coming home

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti soon completes her second mission to the International Space Station, Minerva.

Samantha launched from Kennedy Space Center in late April.  Since then has supported numerous European and international science experiments, as well as taken responsibility for all operations within the US Orbital Segment.

In July 2022 she performed her first spacewalk, during which she carried out work in the Russian segment to bring the European Robotic Arm into operation.

At the end of September 2022, she became the first European woman to hold the role of crew commander on the Station.

This report is a summary of the Minerva Mission, which will end shortly with Samantha’s return to Earth.


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