Minerva mission begins as Samantha arrives at Space Station

Minerva mission begins as Samantha arrives at Space Station

Crew Dragon spacecraft Freedom, carrying ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and her NASA colleagues Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines and Jessica Watkins, docked to the International Space Station at 01:37 CEST Thursday 28 April. The docking marks the start of Samantha’s second space mission, known as Minerva. Crew-4’s journey to space Collectively known as Crew-4, Samantha and […]

Minerva — ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s second mission to the ISS

Minerva -- ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti's second mission to the ISS

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will return to the International Space Station in April 2022. Her second space mission is known as Minerva. Inspired by Roman mythology, Samantha says the Minerva mission name and patch pay homage to the competence and sophisticated craftmanship of all those who make human spaceflight possible. Samantha will […]