Luca Parmitano first Italian to walk in space


The Soyuz is in orbit. On board there is Parmitano Luca, the Italian astronaut of the European Space Agency (Esa) and the Italian Air Force pilot.


The shuttle launch took place from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in the steppes of Kazakhstan, by the same ramp from which it was launched April 12, 1961 Yuri Garain, the first man to go into space.
“Hello Mom” was for his family thought the first astronaut Luca Parmitano as soon as he entered the Space Station. Besides his mother, he greeted his wife Kathryn and his daughter Sarah, aged six. He was smiling so that someone on Twitter called it “the happiest man on the planet.” After the six hour trip to the Space Station, a short but intense because he has not granted even a minute of relaxation, the astronauts have available two hours to dine, relax and prepare to eight hours of sleep.

Parmitano will be busy even in the activity of the space station. Expert of the robotic arm that is attached, it must attach to the base with the automatic re-supply ship Htv4 Japanese and American Cygnus. Moreover, it should also follow the arrival in the corresponding European Vehicle ATV-Albert Einstein.

However, the highlight of the living space of our astronaut with a past as a test pilot of the Air Force, will be the two cosmic walks that will be placed outside the station the first of which is scheduled for July 9 and will last eight hours.