Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti at the Star City space centre outside Moscow

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (C) prepares for a training exercise in a centrifuge at the Star City space centre outside Moscow July 17, 2013. Cristoforetti is scheduled to be a part of a mission to the International Space Station that will launch in November 2014. Source: REUTERS / Sergei Remezov

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