Samantha Cristoforetti

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Samantha Cristoforetti (Italian pronunciation: [saˈmanta kristofoˈretti]; born 26 April 1977) is an Italian European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut, former Italian Air Force pilot and engineer. She is the second of two women sent into space by ESA and the first from Italy. Cristoforetti holds the record for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight by a European astronaut (199 days, 16 hours), and she held the record for the longest single space flight by a woman until this was broken by Peggy Whitson in June 2017, and later by Christina Koch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samantha Cristoforetti has received more than 713,559 page views. Her biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Samantha Cristoforetti is the 196th most popular astronaut (down from 184th in 2019), the 3,708th most popular biography from Italy (down from 3,472nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Samantha Cristoforetti ranks 196 out of 556Before her are Jack Lousma, Gerald Carr, C. Gordon Fullerton, Aleksandr Kaleri, Robert Crippen, and Barbara Morgan. After her are Jim Wetherbee, Paolo Nespoli, Dale Gardner, Pedro Duque, Michael J. Adams, and Yi So-yeon.

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Among people born in 1977, Samantha Cristoforetti ranks 110Before her are Tite Kubo, Mikaël Silvestre, Natalia Gavrilița, Steve Aoki, David Dastmalchian, and Mónica Cruz. After her are Jeff Hardy, Olof Mellberg, Mariusz Pudzianowski, Alessandro Santos, Hatem Trabelsi, and Colin Hanks.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Samantha Cristoforetti ranks 3,708 out of 5,161Before her are Raimondo D'Inzeo (1925), Gino Cappello (1920), Edoardo Sanguineti (1930), Laura Cereta (1469), Fausto Bertinotti (1940), and Giovanni Viola (1926). After her are Riccardo Bacchelli (1891), Renzo Minoli (1904), Alberto Bigon (1947), Giorgio La Pira (1904), Giuseppe Petrocchi (1948), and Oreste Puliti (1891).


Among astronauts born in Italy, Samantha Cristoforetti ranks 2Before her are Michael Collins (1930). After her are Paolo Nespoli (1957), Roberto Vittori (1964), Umberto Guidoni (1954), Maurizio Cheli (1959), and Luca Parmitano (1976).