ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has began coaching at NASA’s Johnson House Heart in Houston, USA. Set to launch for her second mission in spring 2022, Samantha is already getting reacquainted with Worldwide House Station techniques in a sequence of refresher programs.
Samantha was final on the Worldwide House Station in 2014 for her Futura mission. She spent 200 days in area, conducting European and worldwide scientific experiments and House Station operations.
Within the coming months, her schedule will intensify as she trains for the particular experiments and duties she is going to carry out in area throughout her second mission.
As a collaborative, worldwide effort between the USA, Europe, Canada, Russia and Japan, House Station coaching takes place throughout the globe. Samantha will likely be coaching between Johnson House Heart within the USA, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Coaching Centre in Star Metropolis, Russia and the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.
Samantha and her fellow Class of 2009 astronauts will quickly welcome new colleagues. For the primary time in over a decade, the European House Company is looking for new astronauts and purposes are open from 31 March to 28 Could 2021. A six-stage choice course of will begin thereafter. That is anticipated to be accomplished in October 2022.
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Most significantly, prepare to use. Maybe you can see your self the place Samantha is at present.