ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti was launched to the International Space Station on 27 April as...
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti was launched to the International Space Station on 27 April as a part of Crew-4 for her second mission, Minerva.
One hundred days in, mission Minerva is still going strong.
All these qualities and more have been on display during these first 100 days of the mission.
Throughout mission Minerva, Samantha has played a vital role in a large number of scientific experiments on the Space Station, both from European states and international partners.
Her participation in audiology investigations during the Acoustic Diagnostics experiment, for example, help us understand how background noise exposure - such as that found on the Space Station - may contribute to hearing difficulties.
In the first 100 days of Mission Minerva, Samantha has also carried out several investigations that will inform the design of future space vehicles and habitats, as well as provide new materials for use on Earth.
Samantha completed her first spacewalk in the first 100 days of Minerva.
With a hefty following on Tiktok, she is the first astronaut to communicate on the platform, providing thousands of viewers around the world intimate insights into life on the Space Station.
Mission Minerva continues, and with it will come more valuable data and findings, more inspirational outreach, and more exciting firsts for Europeans in space.
You can follow along with the rest of Samantha's Mission Minerva here at our dedicated Minerva portal, or at Samantha's personal Twitter and TikTok pages.