Space

Space Station Commander Snaps Nighttime Photos of Israeli City Lights

By Aazam

October 06, 2022

Cristoforetti became the first European woman to take command of the International Space Station (ISS)

Italian astronaut and International Space Station commander Samantha Cristoforetti has sent a warm shalom to Israel from space

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, utilized the occasion to apparently make a rare space-bound reference to the war in Ukraine

Artemyev handed Cristoforetti a golden opportunity, illustrating that she is the new commander of the space station unless she returns to Earth

Cristoforetti, a European Space Agency astronaut and former Italian air force pilot, came for her second tour on the ISS in April

After spending 199 days in orbit in 2014 and 2015 She is able to make a record for the longest stay in space

She is the fifth woman and the first non-US woman to become commander in 2000