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Italian engineer, pilot and ESA astronaut

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Luca Parmitano: Italian engineer, pilot and ESA astronaut
Colonel Luca Parmitano is an Italian astronaut in the European Astronaut Corps for the European Space Agency (ESA). He was selected as an ESA astronaut in May 2009. Parmitano is also a Colonel and test pilot for the Italian Air Force. Parmitano is the youngest non-Russian astronaut to undertake a long-duration mission, at 36 years and eight months old on the launch day of his mission.

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Astronauts conduct health experiment and spacewalk at International Space Station [Video]

Astronauts conduct health experiment and spacewalk at International Space Station

Euronews space correspondent and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano has sent the latest instalment of Space Chronicles, a series in which he documents his experiences on the..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:52Published
Ask our Astronaut | What do astronauts living at the International Space Station fear most? [Video]

Ask our Astronaut | What do astronauts living at the International Space Station fear most?

Astronauts are trained for emergencies that can occur in outer space but the European Space Agency's Luca Parmitano and NASA's Drew Morgan say they know their job is dangerous.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:47Published
Ask Our Astronaut: In space, how do you experience time? [Video]

Ask Our Astronaut: In space, how do you experience time?

In this episode of Ask Our Astronaut, the European Space Agency's Luca Parmitano tells us more about time perception in the International Space Station.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:06Published
Ask Our Astronaut | What's next in space exploration? [Video]

Ask Our Astronaut | What's next in space exploration?

Our space correspondent Luca Parmitano answers a question on space exploration and whether we should focus more on the Moon or Mars.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:09Published

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