Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut

Samantha Cristoforetti

The Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut by ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has solidified my fascination with how humans relate to science and space exploration. Cristoforetti’s honest prose brings her training for a 200-day mission to the International Space Station alive in a simple, down-to-Earth way that enhances my understanding of the journey’s complexity and intensity. For the first time, I’ve truly grasped the momentousness of sending people into space and am grateful for this diary being available just when needed!