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Cristoforetti hands over command of ISS

To Prokopyev, after 15-day stint as 1st European woman in charge

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 12 - Samantha Cristoforetti, the first European woman commander of the International Space Station, on Wednesday handed over command of the ISS to her Russian colleague Sergey Prokopyev.
    'AstroSamantha' commanded the station for two weeks, the second shortest stint after American colleague Shannon Walker who led the ISS for 11 days.
    She said "thank you Italy, my country, for the opportunity you offered me to be on board the Space Station". (ANSA).
   

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