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Is Samantha Cristoforetti the Most Awesome Astronaut Ever?

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Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti drinks coffee from a specially designed microgravity cup, the seven windows of the International Space Station’s cupola throwing up a panoramic view of a cloudy Earth behind her. “Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised,” she writes in a tweet, quoting Star Trek’s Captain Kathryn Janeway.

In a YouTube video, she glides headfirst through a doorway and flips into a standing position like some kind of space ninja before launching into her monologue: “Hello, and welcome to Node 1.” When she’s not wearing her Star Trek uniform, she dons geeky t-shirts sporting everything from an astronaut playing guitar to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy references.

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Yes, most awesome astronaut ever! That's a pretty wonderful video btw. 

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