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Luca Parmitano becomes a colonel
The Sicilian astronaut will lead the "Beyond" mission
Luca Parmitano was appointed colonel of Italian Air Force. Sicilian astronaut of the European Space Agency (ESA) is now in the Russian "City of Stars" training center at the outskirts of Moscow where he began preparing for his second long-term space mission on the International Space Station (ISS) after "Flying" mission in 2013. Then he will move to Kazakhstan and live in isolation in the Russian launch...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency