Monday, October 26, 2020

TREKKER SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI - Earths first Italian female astronaut

 Hi Trekkers, I'm happy to announce Earths first Italian female astronaut and engineer Samantha Cristoforetti - boldly exploring outerspace wearing a Star Trek Voyager uniform only take a close look. Shes reached deep into the hearts and minds of trek fans right across the space time continuum. How cool is that? and shes a trekkie!

theres coffee in that nebula
Samantha Cristoforetti aboard the ISS
 it must be time for a brew!

 A trained trusted fighter pilot sipping her morning coffee aboard the International Space Station orbiting Earth. Now what does that remind you of? USS Voyagers NCC 74656 Neelix will tell anyone brewing espresso requires precise scientific engineering when in space. Remember the bride of Chaotica?  "I leave it in your capable hands."

                                           Hailing frequencies open about something,
Live long and prosper, Leonard Nimoy.
ISS Expedition 43 crewmember Cristaforetti giving the Vulcan salute in 2015 to honor

So what does it take to become an  astronaut in outspace boldly going where no earthie has ever gone before? 

Lets not fool ourselves trekkers,  put away the toy phasers  😁😑 Its time for work! Heres what Samantha Cristoforetti achieved vs NASA and STARFLEET's recruitment fundamentals.

1. You need Brains, nerves of steel and sharp wits 

2. Secondary school education in 1996

3. Exchange student for one year in USA in 2001 

4. Mechanical Engineering Masters degree graduated in Germany with qualifications in Aerospace, Propulsion and lightweight structures.  -

5. Four months at Ecole Nationale Superieure and at l'Aéronautique and at l'Espace work on aerodynamics

6. Wrote Masters thesis in solid rocket propellants learnt at the University of Chemical Technologies in Moscow, Russia. - Its interesting despite all the competition in the world  😁 things are only impossible until they are not but one fact is clear.

Scientists, Doctors and Astronauts unite sharing ideas, technology and resources across all nations for the prosperity of our happy ball of humanoids on our world, in our universe just like in Star Trek. The significant message Samantha Cristoforetti is making by wearing her Star Trek uniform couldn't be more evident. Peace on Earth. Save Earth for future generations being our primary mission.

Samantha Cristoforetti - Change Climate Change

7. Bachelors degree in Aeronautical Sciences, Naples Italy 2005.

8. Samantha joined Italian Airforce academy in 2001 and graduated in 2005

9. Served as class leader and received Honour Sword for best academic achievement. 

10. 2005 to 2006 Air Force base in Texas received Euro/Nato joint jet Pilot Training. She became a fighter pilot assigned to the 132nd Squadron, 51st Bomber Wing based in Italy.

11. Fighter fundamentals training completed in 2007.

12. Flew MB 339 and served the Plan and Operation Section for the 51st Bomber Wing  in Italy.

Captain Samantha Cristoforetti

13. In 2008 Samantha joined the 101st Squadron , 32 Bomber Wing based in Italy to complete training for AM-X ground attack fighter which makes her a Captain in the Italian  Air Force and a trekkie one😁

14. 500 hours logged having flown six types of military aircraft SF-260, T-37, T-38, MB-339A, MB-3339CD and AM-X. Samantha Cristoforetti was ready, trained and an ultimate trekkie badass. Check her out. Shes got the missiles and the ultimate ball breakers so no messing with her! 

The kicker is after all the nukes knives and sticks enough to defeat any delta-force in the federation 😁she resigned on 31st December 2019 but you know what this means readers don't you?

15. Today NASA selection process is tough. You've got to be highly trained and alert with degrees, candidates must also have skills in leadership, teamwork and communications. You know The motto of Starfleet Academy is "ex astris, scientia which means "from the stars, knowledge."

Conducting a Lunar South Pole Test

 To qualify, entrants must first meet the basic requirements to satisfy Starfleet by submitting to a test. So NASA (who consulted Gene Roddenberry because his starship designs were so precise) has the same goals and selection protocols only in a different timeline. 

Samantha Cristoforetti was selected as an ESA astronaut in September 2009. She became a bonafide Astronaut in November 2010.

What does the W.O.R.F. patch represent?

1. World Order Religious Friendship?

2. When NASA was designing an Earth observation facility for the ISS to make use of its optical quality window, its formal acronym became the Window Observational Research Facility 

3. Michael Dorns brand new Star Trek Worf show?

Live Long and Prosper my Trekker aeronautical friends.


  1. Huge congratulations to her. Hard work (and lots of it) rewarded.

    1. Space women of 2015 EC. She also set the record for the world's first hot espresso in space.

  2. There is an ESA building next to where I used to work which she can see from space no doubt

    1. Yeah! thats a cool building Billy any eagle eyes is bound to notice.

  3. Wow, I think I'm in love! (Sorry, it was that Voyager uniform...) In all seriousness, this was a great read--Samantha has a giant backstory and some impressive credentials. Loved the brief video too--thanks very much, Spacer!

    1. Samantha Cristoforetti made cool earth Star Trek History ApacheDug by drinking coffee in orbit in a Starfleet Star Trek Voyager uniform aboard the ISS.

  4. That was a ton of hard work! Almost superhuman. And she's a Trekker!

    1. I know Alex its great. A Trekker with stripes who said the International Space Station job in the advert was a "no brainer."

  5. Don't you just love the smart, geeky women?

    1. I love smart women and kind ones Diane and pretty babes push a lot of my on off adjuster dials.

  6. It's a long road to become an astronaut. It requires dedication.

    1. Four languages Liz. I wonder does she speak Klingon? lol

  7. She sure achieved so much in just a short time! Wow.

  8. Hi Susan, Success is all about good attitude to people and life. It helped her having a good chemistry with crew to get things done quickly and efficiently and properly the first time every time. Captain Picard said once It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.

  9. Astronauts are nearly all astonishingly impressive people.

    Oh, how I would love a Worf show...

  10. Cristforetti trained her mind to focus under pressure to solve problems. Armchair Squid. Neil Armstrong flew a B29 on one propeller blade! Gordon Cooper orbited the earth 22 times - We need Star Trek Worf!!

  11. Speaking strictly about the American education system, it would be great if we supported our teachers better so more kids could be inspired to the similar levels as Samantha.

    I personally know far too many teachers who have to use their own salary to buy supplies. While spoiled suburbanites whine a crumbling infrastructure and decaying society.


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