Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will be the commander of Crew-5 when it departs in October of this year. The International Space Station (ISS) crew is poised to undergo a shift. She would thereafter assume the role for the first time as a woman from Europe. Russian Astronaut Oleg Artemyev, who is now a part of the Expedition-67 crew, is in charge of the ISS.
Samantha, 45, said when her name was revealed, “My promotion to the rank of Commander humbles me. With my background, I can effectively manage a highly skilled team both in orbit and in space. I’m interested to learn.”
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Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is currently the leader of the US segment :
Samantha has been in charge of the US sector at the ISS ever since she arrived there in April of this year. Projects from Europe, Canada, Japan, and the United States are included. Samantha of Italy will lead the ISS and become the fifth European Commander. Before this, Europeans Frank de Winn, Alexander Gerst, Luca Parmitano, and Thomas Pesquet served as the space station’s commanders.
Samantha is well-known on social media :
Samantha enjoys a good deal of popularity on social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Tiktok. She continues to share amusing incidents from her daily life while remaining in space. On Twitter, he has one million followers, while on Facebook and Tiktok, he has between six and six lakh. On Tiktok, his films have already received millions of views.
First European female commander of International Space Station:
The European Space Agency ESA, the Canadian Space Agency, the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, the Japanese Space Agency JAXA, and the American Space Agency collectively make this choice. The ISS commander is in charge of the crew members’ work and well-being. He keeps in close contact with the Earth-based teams and takes choices in an emergency.
The International Space Station:
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space laboratory the size of a football field that orbits the planet at a distance of 420 km. It is 450 tonnes in weight. The launch took place in November 1998. The US, Russia, Japan, Canada, the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, Denmark, and Belgium are among the countries involved in the programmes. Brazil left the initiative in 2007. Russia is now prepared to do the same after 2024.
All the amenities needed by astronauts are aboard the ISS. Here, 6 to 8 individuals may stay for a full year. Large spacecraft are landed on it from Earth. Over 200 astronauts from 19 different nations have already visited the ISS.