Profile

Cover photo
Verified name
Samantha Cristoforetti
Works at European Space Agency
Attended Technical University of Munich
Lives in Cologne, Germany
549,409 followers|28,656,370 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
"People are always going to need some reinforcement that amazing things are possible"

Great interview with my friend +Cady Coleman !
321
20
Douglas Pierre's profile photoRohan Hughes's profile photoHugh Scott's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photo
16 comments
 
Welcome ! 
Add a comment...

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
Thanks to the folks at the Cosmonaut Training Center for this beautiful video summary of our training in Star City and our Soyuz flights to and from the Space Station.

It was shown on Friday at the Welcome Home ceremony in Star City. Very moving!

#Futura42  
513
49
Alexandre Tavares's profile photoSanti Fri's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photoLuisa Leolini's profile photo
34 comments
 
E' stato bello rivedere, condensato in pochi minuti, il lavoro di anni, che ci hai descritto così efficacemente nel tuo diario; mi è piaciuto anche il finale, che dimostra come nei momenti salienti della vita siamo tutti uguali, Russi , Americani, Italiani etc. (e pure questo hai avuto modo di condividerlo nelle tue considerazioni dalla cupola, dove l'umanità ti è parsa unita nel comune viaggio dell'astronave terra; istruttivo, per chi pensa ancora di farsi la guerra!).GRAZIE!
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
After readings in Italian and Russian, ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti was keen to do a reading in English - after suggestions from her followers on social media, she chose to read Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, by Iza Trapini - show it to your kids tonight for a special good night from space at bedtime!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e2_i7zDur0
9 comments on original post
554
63
Brian Salter's profile photo鍾英's profile photoPaolo Fragale's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photo
78 comments
 
shit man 
Add a comment...

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti has many special ingredients with her on the International Space Station - find out more about her #spacefood in this blog entry "Cooking in space in at the restaurant at the end of the Universe": http://outpost42.esa.int/blog/cooking-in-space-at-the-restaurant-at-the-end-of-the-universe/

This video shows one of the dishes Samantha has enjoyed in space. What meals would you cook with her ingredients? Send us your #SpaceFoodAtHome pics... and Samantha might try out your recipe!
11 comments on original post
483
70
Fabio Juan Mario Fiorin's profile photoMadjid Boukri's profile photo鍾英's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photo
41 comments
 
HaHa
Add a comment...

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels…”  ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti marks #TowelDay on the International Space Station #TheAnswerIs42

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpQfWLkKbhw
19 comments on original post
638
87
Anthony Klett's profile photoCarla Colombo's profile photo鍾英's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photo
37 comments
 
Once upon a time there were a very large number of scientists, doctors, with their followers, who thought by the bioptical scanning of a hypothesized [and for those who had explored such as the 'aura' of the human body whether it be be from Buddhists as unto to say "Russian biological and combined studies" that by tis means a person could be diagnosed for any disease on one pass of the scanner, then by another cured]. Such a means gave hope of an "eternal life." I have no argument at all with this method of space travel around notre Galaxy--except the "abortion" of the method. But, my biggest disagreement also, is the idea that one would spend that life just to dawdle around one galazagy; because man seems to be far more curious as to how the universe begits life forms etc.
Add a comment...

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
L+170: Logbook

Have you heard the news?

Today,  Roscosmos, the Russian Space Agency, has officially announced that our landing is delayed until early June, which means that… Terry, Anton and I get to stay a few extra weeks in space! 

As I’m writing this I just can’t believe that our original landing date was tomorrow and I would now be about to jump in my ISS sleeping bag for the very last time. I suppose I wasn’t mentally ready to leave quite yet, partly due for sure to the fact that this change of plans has been in the air for quite some time.

After the loss of Progress 59P two weeks ago, we all immediately realized that the next Soyuz launch would likely be delayed to buy time for a full investigation, implementation of any corrective actions deemed necessary and possibly the launch of another unmanned vehicle first.

Whether our return would be postponed as well was less clear: on the one hand there are obvious advantages in having a full crew complement onboard, on the other hand we had just lost a cargo resupply ship and consumables might have been an issue (turned out they aren’t).

As we waited for the ISS partner agencies to make a decision, we were scheduled last week for all the activities required to keep us on track for a nominal landing: we performed a leak check of our Sokol pressure suits (leak check passed!); we fit checked our Kentavr compression shorts; we continued to pre-gather cargo for our Soyuz, including our personal 1,5 kg allocation and we packed our few other personal items for return to Earth on Dragon. Anton and I refreshed our manual reentry skills.  Since a final decision about delaying our landing had not been made, we had to be ready.

However the Soyuz thrusters’ test, which was scheduled early on Friday morning, was canceled and at that point it was clear that we weren’t going home on May 13th. Ready and happy to stay!

And no worries: I still have underwear, socks and even one of my bonus food containers left. I’m really glad that I saved some of those basic supplies, just in case! I was also able to recover a couple of brand new T-shirts that I had already used to wrap some Dragon return items: they might have some glue residue from the gray tape on them, but they’ll do the trick if I need them!

Talking about Dragon, looks like Terry and I will unexpectedly be around for the full SpaceX-6 mission: we’re diligently packing and loading bags clearing space on ISS, which is always welcome.

We’re also doing more preparatory work to move PMM to the Node 3 forward location and… who knows?  The actual move might actually happen soon, instead of next summer. Since we’re not going anywhere for a while, the planners will find ways to make good use of our time onboard.

And I would be thrilled about enjoying, even for a few days, a 360 degrees unrestricted view from the Cupola!

#SamLogbook #Futura42  

Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42
avamposto42.esa.int

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiNEWS 
qui: http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa  ici: https://spacetux.org/cpamoa/category/traductions/logbook-samantha

(Trad ES) Tradducción en español por +Carlos Lallana Borobio 
http://laesteladegagarin.blogspot.com.es/search/label/SamLogBook

(Trad DE) Deutsch von http://www.logbuch-iss.de

(Trad Russo)+Dmitry Meshkov http://samlogbook-ru.livejournal.com
1117
120
mirka tolon's profile photoDomenico Fiorito's profile photoashok das's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photo
110 comments
 
Удачи, Вам!
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
549,409 people
Best Date's profile photo
Gravità Zero's profile photo
PHUONG DONG QUANG's profile photo
phyokyaw ko's profile photo
Kyana inSweden's profile photo
Kyaw Ye' Aung's profile photo
Lorna Rono's profile photo
Licho maria's profile photo
July Julian's profile photo

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
A children’s book on Samantha Cristoforetti’s space mission
Uma la chiocciola in orbita (Uma the snail in orbit) is a new Italian illustrated children’s book inspired by +Samantha Cristoforetti's space mission. Intended for for 5-8 years old kids, it’s the story of Uma, a snail who somehow gets to the ISS while Samantha is aboard for her mission.

My photo shows the book’s cover. It was written by Manuela Aguzzi and illustrated by Andrea Mariconti, and Samantha contributed the preface: http://www.amazon.it/dp/886945018X

The illustrations are realistic and lively, I love the way even the book’s layout reminds of the space and weightlessness environment.

Manuela knows space well as she’s an Astronaut Instructor at ESA. I interviewed her for the +AstronautiCAST podcast of +ISAA - Italian Space and Astronautics Association, a space outreach organization I’m on the board of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYPHXUpXK8c

We at ISAA are honored to have endorsed the book together with +Video of Wefly! Team.

#Futura42
5 comments on original post
483
43
Zeno Siroli's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photoSraddhanjali Acharya's profile photoCody Gregory's profile photo
26 comments
 
A UNIVERSAL TRANSLATION IS NECESSARY FOR EVERY CHILD ON OUR PLANET - TRANSLATIONS SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR ALL OUR CHILDREN IN EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD! EVERY CHILD WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!! AND NOT JUST CHILDREN, ADULTS TOO! ! LIBRARIES AROUND THE GLOBE SHOULD HAVE THIS BOOK ON THEIR SHELVES. KEEP ME ABREAST OF WHAT'S NEXT! MOLTO GRAZIE!
Add a comment...

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
First breakfast in my temporary Houston home, enjoying sounds, smells, flavors of Earth. Doing great, but gravity is tough! 
2613
197
Marco Rossi's profile photoRosa e Luigi Sciarrabba's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photoYesi Lopez's profile photo
342 comments
 
Honey Frazer Sr: Hiding behind a little girl. Wonder why ISIS and terrorist do the same? maybe you are their role model.
Add a comment...

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
511
71
鍾英's profile photoAndrew McGee's profile photoFabrizio Coppola's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photo
38 comments
 
Just like a submarine, except for gravity factor.
Add a comment...

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
+Argotec chef Stefano Polato shows us one of the healthy recipes that is included in the bonus space food that ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti has with her on board the #ISS : whole red rice, chicken and vegetables, with the spicy and gilded touch of turmeric

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qku3aZpnU88
3 comments on original post
312
24
Patrizia Spadaro's profile photoMichelle Holcomb's profile photo鍾英's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photo
19 comments
 
The oil makes it yummy and cook properly. The small amount of added fats are actually probably part of a very controlled diet in space ... Considering the amazing physical shape they're in (astronauts and cosmonauts), I'm quite confident they're getting the precise nutrient requirements they need.
Add a comment...

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
A bedtime story (in Italian) from ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti on the International Space Station. Samantha reads 'Il pianeta di cioccolato' (The chocolate planet) by children's writer Gianni Rodari.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzi6zrBeSF8

(Also available in Russian! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GRHkF07rlE)
 ·  Translate
7 comments on original post
444
45
鍾英's profile photoMammeonline - Debora Cingano's profile photoGheorghe Sima's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photo
28 comments
 
hermoso  cuento
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...

Samantha Cristoforetti

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
An interesting education video recorded by ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti on the International Space Station - all about centre of mass, freefall and orbits. With a guest appearance from our favourite ESA Kids mascot...

#education  
13 comments on original post
465
63
Ostoja Guzvic's profile photoAlan Davidson's profile photo鍾英's profile photoRavi P Anand's profile photo
28 comments
 
I'm sorry but the video keep starting and stopping! ?????.........
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
549,409 people
Best Date's profile photo
Gravità Zero's profile photo
PHUONG DONG QUANG's profile photo
phyokyaw ko's profile photo
Kyana inSweden's profile photo
Kyaw Ye' Aung's profile photo
Lorna Rono's profile photo
Licho maria's profile photo
July Julian's profile photo
Work
Employment
  • European Space Agency
    Astronaut, present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Cologne, Germany
Previously
Verona, Italy - Houston, USA - Trento, Italy - Bolzano, Italy - St. Paul, USA - Munich, Germany - Toulouse, France - Moscow, Russia - Napoli, Italy - Wichita Falls, USA - Treviso, Italy
Story
Introduction
Astronaut at the European Space Agency
Italian Air Force Officer
Bragging rights
Somehow jet lag hasn't killed me yet.
Education
  • Technical University of Munich
    Aerospace Engineering, 1996 - 2001
  • Italian Air Force Academy
    Aeronautical Science, 2001 - 2005
Contact Information
Work
Address
ESA/EAC Linder Hoehe 51147 Cologne Germany