TEDxESA talk at the European Space Agency on 11 November, 2015:
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti joined TEDxESA on November 11th, 2015 with a personal account of her mission to space in a talk titled “FUTURA mission: 200 days in space”.
The FUTURA mission was an incredible achievement, setting new records both for the longest single space flight by a woman (199 days, 16 hours, if you want the exact numbers) and for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight of a European astronaut.
Many things have been written about Samantha Cristoforetti and her extraordinary 200-day mission to the International Space Station ISS. But nothing beats hearing her talk about her unique experience.
The theme of the first official TEDxESA 2015 event was Science Beyond Fiction.
Samantha Cristoforetti is an ESA astronaut of Italian nationality. Between November 2014 and June 2015 she spent 199 days on board the International Space Station ISS as a Flight Engineer for Expedition 42 and 43. During her Mission entitled “Futura”, Samantha conducted countless experiments in the Station’s laboratories and set a new duration record for both longest single space flight by a woman (199 days, 16 hours) and for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight of a European astronaut. Until then, TEDxESA host André Kuipers’ second mission PromISSe was the longest spaceflight in European history.
Samantha was selected as an ESA astronaut in May 2009. She joined the European Space Agency in September 2009 and completed basic astronaut training in November 2010. In July 2012 she was assigned to her Futura mission aboard the International Space Station ISS. Samantha is a Captain of the Italian Air Force and was born in Milan, Italy, on 26 April 1977.
Official theme score by Graham Plowman: youtube.com/Plowking2
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This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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