LUCA TAKES LEADING ROLE FOR EUROPE IN SPACE LUCA TAKES LEADING ROLE FOR EUROPE IN SPACE
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has become the third European and first Italian commander of the International Space Station, whit an official change of command ceremony... LUCA TAKES LEADING ROLE FOR EUROPE IN SPACE

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has become the third European and first Italian commander of the International Space Station, whit an official change of command ceremony on Wednesday 2 October 2019.

He replaced the departing Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin. This marks the start of Expedition 61 and the second part of Luca’s second space mission known as Beyond.

Luca is currently scheduled to remain on Station as Space Station commander until February 2020 when he will return to Earth with Alexander and Christina.

 

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