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Astronaut Samantha on sharing the skies with debris

Written by  Tuesday, 20 April 2021 10:00
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ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti spent 199 days on the International Space Station, during her record-breaking Futura mission. So what's it like to share the skies with space debris? Did she see any signs of damage while she was up there? How often was the risk of debris on her mind?
In this interview with Operations Editor Rosa Jesse, Samantha tells all, as well as describing the rigorous training astronauts go through in case of debris impact and why its so important we address this issue to ensure the future of all space activities.

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti spent 199 days on the International Space Station, during her record-breaking Futura mission. So what's it like to share the skies with space debris? Did she see any signs of damage while she was up there? How often was the risk of debris on her mind?
In this interview with Operations Editor Rosa Jesse, Samantha tells all, as well as describing the rigorous training astronauts go through in case of debris impact and why its so important we address this issue to ensure the future of all space activities.


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