ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti becomes the International Space Station’s first space TikToker. She decided to do this so more people would learn about the common things they do in the giant space lab.
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Italian European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti takes part in a preflight training session at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in the center of Star City outside Moscow December 10, 2013.
“What questions do you have about life on the space station? Tell me in the comments. And remember: follow me to boldly go where no TikToker has gone before,” she said. in one of his TikTok videos.
Cristoforetti has posted content to his account before. However, these are Earth-based videos. Now that she’s on the International Space Station, he posted another video with his very first ISS content.
ESA astronaut as the first Space TikToker
According to Espace.ComAccording to SpaceX’s latest report, Cristoforetti, one of SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission crew members, arrived at the ISS on April 27.
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Italian European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti attends a launch ceremony at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome November 23, 2014. The international crew of U.S. astronaut Terry Virts, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and Italian European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.
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On May 5, she decided to post TikTok content showing the International Space Station’s weightlessness indicators. Besides that, she had a stuffed turtle, which she called Zippy.
The ESA astronaut also owns a stuffed monkey named Etta. Its first ISS content is only 88 seconds long. However, it shows what happened before Samantha reached the orbiting space lab.
As of this writing, her viral ISS video already has around 642,000 views. You can visit Samantha Cristoforetti‘s official Twitter account to see more of his fun space videos.
Who is Samantha Cristoforetti?
Samantha Cristoforetti is an Italian astronaut who works with the European Space Agency. She was born on April 26, 1997. Before becoming an ESA astronaut, she first joined the Italian Air Force.
Samantha became an officer candidate at the Air Force Academy. She was also a class leader for four years. After that, she was selected as one of the ESA astronauts in May 2009.
Besides the recent SpaceX Crew-4 mission, Cristoforetti was also among the astronauts on NASA’s Expedition 42 and Expedition 43 missions.
She worked as a flight engineer during these space activities. You can visit Official ESA blog post to see more information about her.
Meanwhile, ESA’s Gaia Observatory was able to capture NASA’s James Webb Telescope.
On the other hand, NASA and ESA ISS cooperation with Russia has recently been threatened by Roscosmos.
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