Samantha is an example of empowerment for all women. Intelligence, career and family can live together.
Samantha is an Italian astronaut and aviator, the first Italian woman in the crews of the European Space Agency and the first European woman commander of the International Space Station.
She is a passionate reader. She is interested about science and technology but equally in humanities studies. She likes to learn foreign languages. Sometimes she finds time for hiking, scuba diving or yoga.
AstroSamantha is married to an ESA aerospace engineer. He takes care of the children when her wife is in orbit. The couple have two children: 6-year-old Kelsey Amal and 2-year-old Dorian Lev.