Italian ‘apprentice astronaut’ to present via Cleveland Museum and Bookstore


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will be featured in a virtual program supported by the International Women’s Air & Space Museum and Loganberry Books.

Cristoforetti, who is part of the European Space Agency, wrote “Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut”. The Zoom program is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 17.

Cristoforetti, selected in the ESA 2009 astronaut class, is expected to be launched aboard the SpaceX Crew-4 mission this spring. She will become the first female commander of the ESA International Space Station.

The Italian astronaut spent 200 days in space in 2014, a record time in space by a female astronaut.

The 44-year-old served in the Italian Air Force and holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with specializations in aerospace propulsion and light structures. She donates the proceeds from her book sales to UNICEF.

Registration is required with a minimum donation of $ 5. Donations support the museum’s mission to preserve and educate communities about the impact of women in aviation.

Books can be purchased from Loganberry Books; go to For details, visit, email [email protected] or call 216-623-1111.

The museum is located inside the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. The independent Loganberry Books is located in the historic Larchmere district of Cleveland.

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