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In 2001 he completed his basic flight training with the US Air Force as part of a joint Euro-NATO operation.

Then in July 2009, he completed a master’s degree in experimental flight test engineering, paving the road towards becoming an astronaut.

Mr Parmitano is a recipient of the Silver Medal to the Aeronautical Valour by the President of the Italian Republic.

The astronaut is married and has two daughters.

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He took command of the ISS on October 2 this year and is the first Italian and third European to hold the prestigious position.

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