April in orbit: two ESA astronauts and plenty of science


April 2022 was an exciting month for Europe in space. After a few weather-related delays, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti was launched to the International Space Station on 27 April with Crew-4 for her second mission, Minerva. She was welcomed aboard the International Space Station by Matthias Maurer, marking the first time since 2011 that two ESA astronauts had been together in orbit. Look back on another busy month aboard the orbital outpost in this regular summary from the International Space Station.

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