ESA astronaut became the first “tiktoker” in space

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from Crew-4 shot the first video for TikTok from space. Thus, she became the first space “tiktoker” in history. The 88-second video was also posted by ESA and Cristoforetti’s official Twitter accounts, where she shared her impressions of the journey to the International Space Station. There have already been other videos in Cristoforetti’s TikTok profile. But this video was the first one posted directly from space.

ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti

In a short video, a woman describes her arrival at the space station and introduces viewers to the “indicator toys” of weightlessness — a stuffed monkey named Etta and a toy turtle Zippy. In her video, Cristoforetti tells how the Crew-4 astronauts began an extremely busy schedule after arriving in orbit. The crew needed to learn as much as possible from the Crew-3 team in a short time before their return.

Finishing her historical video, she says: “What questions do you have about life on the space station? Tell me in the comments. Follow me to boldly go where no TikTok’er has been yet.”

Samantha Cristoforetti arrived at the International Space Station on April 28 as part of the Crew-4 mission. Three other NASA astronauts arrived with her on the ISS: Robert Hines, Jessica Watkins and Kjell Lindgren. They replaced the crew of Crew-3, who arrived at the space station in November 2021. Crew-3 completed its six-month stay in orbit and landed in the Atlantic Ocean on May 6. The team consisted of crew commander Raja Chari, NASA astronauts Kayla Barron and Thomas Mashburn and one European astronaut Matthias Maurer.

Earlier, the astronauts showed a video of how they communicate in space without words.

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