The first female ISS commander in Europe, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, began preparations for the flight in Russia. The training process takes place at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Italian Samantha Cristoforetti, who will become the first female ISS commander in Europe and the fifth ever station commander from Europe, will go into space in 2022. For the astronaut, this will be the second expedition to the ISS. Together with her, NASA astronauts Chell Lindgren and Bob Hines will fly on the SpaceX Crew Dragon manned spacecraft, reports aif.ru.