Luca Parmitano responds to #AskLuca


Before ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station for his second space mission ‘Beyond’ on 20 July 2019, we asked Twitter followers what they would like to #AskLuca. In this video, he answers a few of those questions:

– 0:08 – Have you been specifically trained for the visit (yet to be confirmed) of US commercial crew vehicles?

– 0:41 – Do you have a music playlist to listen to and a list of pieces you would like to practice on the guitar during your mission?

– 1:25 – What was the biggest sacrifice you made to become an astronaut?

– 2:04 – Have you missed the space station since your last mission?

– 2:10 – What is one aspect of preparation you did very differently this time compared to the first time?

– 2:44 – What is your favourite science-fiction quote?

– 2:52 – What is the biggest challenge of your Beyond mission?

– 3:03 – Is it harder or easier to head off to space for the second time?

[In Italian]

– 3:34 – Quali sono le differenze tra preparare una prima missione e una seconda? E cosa cambia nell’addestramento per un Comandante della ISS?

– 4:25 – Ti capita di annoiarti nel corso del tuo addestramento? E quanto è dura svolgere il lavoro dell’astronauta?

– 5:15 – Ti stai preparando a puntino per la Luna?

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  1. This guy is totally badass. He was walking in space, fluids leaked into his helmet, almost drowned, kept his cool and casually crawled back into the space station. Like it's no big deal.

    I would've shit so hard it would cause a solar eclipse.

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