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Who has become the first European woman to command International Space Station?
Yelena Serova
Johanna Maislinger
Samantha Cristoforetti
Jessica Watkins

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Samantha Cristoforetti

Italy's Samantha Cristoforetti on Wednesday(28th Sep 2022) became the first European woman to take over command of the International Space Station during a ceremony broadcast live from space.
The outgoing commander, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, used the occasion to seemingly make a rare space-bound reference to the war in Ukraine, saying that "despite the storms on Earth, our international cooperation continues".
During a relaxed ceremony, Artemyev handed Cristoforetti a golden key, symbolising that she is the new commander of the space station until she returns to Earth on October 10.
Cristoforetti, a 45-year-old European Space Agency astronaut and former Italian air force pilot, arrived for her second tour on the ISS in April.
She holds the record for the longest stay in space by a woman after spending 199 days in orbit in 2014 and 2015.
She is fifth woman—and the first non-US woman—to become commander since the role was created in 2000..

Source : Phys

Published On : September 29, 2022
Category : Space