Samantha Cristoforetti

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samantha Cristoforetti has received more than 520,144 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Samantha Cristoforetti is the 188th most popular astronaut (up from 216th in 2019), the 3,212th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,751st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Samantha Cristoforetti ranks 188 out of 524Before her are Christopher Cassidy, Donald H. Peterson, Frank De Winne, Charles Bassett, Yelena Kondakova, and Roberta Bondar. After her are John E. Blaha, Yuri Baturin, Valeri Tokarev, Robert L. Behnken, Yuri Malenchenko, and Kathryn D. Sullivan.

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Among people born in 1977, Samantha Cristoforetti ranks 105Before her are Justin Hartley, Manuel Almunia, Chad Hurley, Paul Pierce, Lynn Collins, and Donald Trump Jr.. After her are Ravshan Irmatov, Janne Ahonen, Olof Mellberg, Kal Penn, Kim Hee-sun, and Huang Xiaoming.

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Among people born in Italy, Samantha Cristoforetti ranks 3,212 out of 4,088Before her are Andrea Stramaccioni (1976), Edmondo Fabbri (1921), Fred Rutten (1962), Marcus Furius Bibaculus (-103), Matteo Garrone (1968), and Ezio Pinza (1892). After her are James Rivière (1949), Abella (1400), Giovanni Saldarini (1924), Loris Capirossi (1973), Carlo Cudicini (1973), and Delio Rossi (1960).


Among astronauts born in Italy, Samantha Cristoforetti ranks 3Before her are Michael Collins (1930) and Paolo Nespoli (1957). After her are Umberto Guidoni (1954), Luca Parmitano (1976), Roberto Vittori (1964), and Maurizio Cheli (1959).

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