Samantha Cristoforetti
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How astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured world's attention

Samantha Cristoforetti has been working in space for more than six months and has become an internet sensation, tweeting pictures of earth and even giving cookery lessons while at zero gravity.

She has spent longer in orbit than any other woman, after being at the International Space Station for 200 days.

Ben Geoghegan reports.

  • 11 Jun 2015
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