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Cristoforetti welcomes Mattarella back aboard ISS

Astronaut drapes around shoulders flag she was given in January

(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 10 - Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on Friday welcomed President Sergio Mattarella back aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in a fresh video-link with the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome.
    "Welcome back aboard!" said 'AstroSam', who is on her second mission in the ISS.
    Mattarella thanked Cristoforetti for bringing with her the Italian flag he handed to her in January, which she had draped over her shoulders during the video-link.
    AstrSam's 'Minerva' mission is looking at the future in several areas rangiing from olive oil to stress. (ANSA).


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