Europe leads the space station

Soon to be Commander of the International Space Station, Samantha Cristoforetti, talks Dragons, Star City, and preparing for leadership...
10 September 2021
Presented by Sue Nelson, Richard Hollingham

SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti

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ESA astronaut and soon to be Commander of the International Space Station, Samantha Cristoforetti, talks Dragons, Star City, and preparing for leadership. We hear from meteor expert Richard Greenwood on how Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission has returned ‘the most important extra-terrestrial samples ever collected’ – spoiler alert: they’re rocks from the very start of the solar system. And journalist Kate Arkless Gray joins hosts Richard Hollingham and Sue Nelson to describe a decade of space journalism and how to make friends with the head of NASA...

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