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Luca Parmitano
ASI/ESA Astronaut
Status Active
Born (1976-09-27) September 27, 1976 (age 40)
Paternò, Sicily
Other occupation
pilot, Italian Air Force
Previous occupation
Test Pilot
Rank Lieutenant colonel
Time in space
166 days
Selection 2009 ESA Group
Total EVAs
2
Total EVA time
7 hours, 39 minutes
Missions Soyuz TMA-09M (Expedition 36/37)
Mission insignia

Being Italian, I have a very special relationship with the culinary arts. One my projects was to share Italian cultural food with my colleagues.
Luca Parmitano
I grew up and I kind of took the road of becoming a pilot, which was another dream I had of flying, and once I did attend the air force academy, that dream of flying became more like a project, and I wanted to be a fighter pilot, which I did. I became a fighter pilot.
Luca Parmitano
So one thing that I want to do is to make people realize that astronauts in general are very normal people. They are down to Earth, so to speak. I know it sounds contradictive, but we are very normal people. We are very normal people with a fantastic privilege and opportunity to do something that is extraordinary.
Luca Parmitano
Is there any other job that beats being an astronaut? Who didn't want to be an astronaut? That is my question.
Luca Parmitano
It is an incredible treat and certainly one of the highlights of any astronaut's career to do a spacewalk.
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My memories of my childhood are wonderful memories. I feel that I was privileged because I grew up in a beautiful city. It is Catania, on the eastern coast of Sicily. It's a place filled with sun, close to the beach.
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