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Luca Parmitano inflight call with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

Date: Fri, Jan 10, 2020 | 11:45 - 12:05 GMT | 12:45 - 13:05 CET

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

On Friday 10 January 1245 Rome time, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will speak with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte live from the International Space Station, where he is serving as the third European and first Italian commander of humankind’s orbital outpost.

 Luca was launched to the International Space Station for his second mission, known as Beyond, alongside NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov on 20 July 2019. This was also the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing.

During his six-month mission, Luca is supporting over 50 European experiments and numerous international research experiments in areas ranging from human physiology and biology to materials science, fluid physics, environmental research and technology demonstrations. He also remotely controlled a rover on Earth from space in an experiment called Analog-1.

Luca has also undertaken 2 major spacewalks to repair the dark matter-hunting particle physics instrument, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer – AMS-02. This module was not designed for repair on orbit and has exceeded its planned life. But the science results have been so outstanding it has been decided to extend its working life. 

When not performing science or spacewalks, Luca and his crew work together to keep the Space Station operating smoothly and efficiently. He also works to document his experiences through incredible Earth imagery to inspire the next generation.

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