Always the special the 51!— Samantha Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) January 2, 2020
Thank you to the Captain and everyone for the warm welcome and "family" today, on the occasion of the salute to the Flag. pic.twitter.com/j7lJbXbPpV
First Italian woman to go into space, remained for 199 consecutive days on the international space station Iss, AstroSamantha (so on his Twitter profile) was presented to nine this morning at the entrance of the hotel from treviso, where it is retained for no longer than 20 minutes.
The commander, colonel Max Easter , handed over the symbol of the Department, and has accompanied the salute to the flag. A procedure was explained, provided in each case of dismissal or transfer of the military belonging to the flock. Cristoforetti had worked in the Istrana air base until about fifteen years ago as a pilot of aircraft Amx.
"Thanks to Samantha Cristoforetti for his service to Italy", writes in a note to the Minister of Defense, Lorenzo Guerini, after which captain Cristoforetti has saluted the Flag of the War department, the 51° Stormo. "Today leaves the great family of the Defence, but it will always be a resource for the Country. Thank you for the work that she has done in over 18 years of service, and to have given prestige to the Tricolour which represents us, We are confident that it will continue to do more and more in the coming years for Italy".
"To all women and to all men and women of the air force and of the Armed Forces, my thanks, from a small Italian town, for the service that you lend to the Country. I was proud to have been your colleague," concludes Samantha in her tweet of a farewell to arms.
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