Samantha Cristoforetti is ready to go back to space. Elon Musk’s Falcon 9 rocket launch is expected soon: how much does an Italian astronaut earn?
The moment of a new launch into space is getting closer and closer Samantha Cristoforetti.
release dateItalian astronaut fromESA With three astronauts from NASA Expected in less than two days.
missile launch Falcon 9 from SpaceXwhich is a private company Elon Muskscheduled for Wednesday, April 27 at 3.52 a.m. Cape Canaveral9.52 a.m. Italian time, weather permitting.
In fact, Samantha’s departure has been postponed in the direction of another 24 hours International Space Station. In case of other unexpected events, the launch could take place on Thursday, April 28th.
to Astro Samantha This will be the second long-duration mission to the International Space Station. The astronaut will remain on the International Space Station for about five months, during which he will conduct various experiments.
Since last week, to be exact since Monday, April 18th, the Italian astronaut and pilot and three of his NASA colleagues have been in Kennedy Space Center. I’m in Florida, and as per protocol, I’m in quarantine to avoid the risk of bringing Covid into orbit.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26, Samantha will turn forty-five on Earth. He’ll wear a spacesuit later.
Samantha Cristoforetti, how much does an Italian astronaut earn?
shuttle dragon crew The crew that will be flying is brand new. was called “freedom‘, as well as in memory of those used in 1961 by Alan ShepardThe first American to fly into space.
Departure will be from the launch pad used for missions Apollo in the direction of the moon. Near the Dragon Shuttle appears the rocket SLS. NASA will use the latter for the missions it will carry out on the moon.
Regarding Samantha’s compensation from SpaceX, no information is known. According to what was learned on the Web about the average salary of an astronaut, the figures can be about 4 thousand 500 euros per month.
However, after the first year of activity, it was possible to increase the amount by exceeding 6 thousand euros to almost 7 thousand euros. Reimbursement for travel expenses must also be added to these figures.
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