Full Colour 8"x10" Glossy Photo of Roberto Vittori, European Space Agency Astronaut.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: From April 25 to May 5, 2002, Roberto Vittori participated in a taxi-flight to the International Space Station, under an agreement between the Russian Space Agency Rosaviakosmos, the Italian Space Agency ASI and ESA. One main goal of this mission was the successful delivery of a new “lifeboat” to the Station for use by the resident crew in the event of an emergency. In October 2004 Roberto Vittori took up training again at Star City for his second mission to the International Space Station. Vittori and the Italian Soyuz mission “ENEIDE” launched on Expedition-11 on Soyuz TMA-6 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on April 25, 2004 and returned to Earth on April 24, 2005 with the Expedition-10 crew aboard the Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft. As flight engineer on both ascent and return, Vittori took an active role in piloting and docking the spacecraft. On board the ISS, Vittori also performed an extensive experimental program.