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“Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut” Virtual Book Discussion
October 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join the International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM) and Loganberry Books as they welcome Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti for a special virtual event on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. She will discuss her book Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut in a conversation moderated by IWASM Trustee and Space Advisor, Marcy Frumker. Selected in the 2009 European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut class, the Italian Cristoforetti s set to launch aboard the SpaceX Crew-4 mission in spring 2022. She will become the first ESA female commander of the International Space Station (ISS) during her upcoming space flight next year. During her first mission in 2014, Cristoforetti spent 200 days in space – setting the record for longest duration in space by a female astronaut at the time. In her book, she provides an intimate account of her first journey to the ISS, and guides the reader through becoming apprentice astronauts themselves.
The event will take place via Zoom. Registration is required and all participants will receive a Zoom link to join.
Registration is by minimum donation of $5. Donations go toward furthering IWASM’s mission to preserve, educate, and inspire communities about the impact of women in all areas of aviation and aerospace.