Barbie Cristoforetti

(To Maria Grazia Labellarte)

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the birth of the evergreen game for girls Barbie, the Mattel (through a series of dolls in a unique specimen, inspired by the heroines of our time who contributed to breaking off patterns), dedicated, that of "Woman and Science ", to Samantha Cristoforetti, the first Italian woman in the European Space Agency's crews and who, in the 2014, carried out a series of scientific experiments aboard the international space station.

Cristoforetti received its prototype last 11 October, on the day dedicated to girls by the United Nations.

"I hope you inspire the girls to understand that they have to dream without setting any necessary limits. It is significant for a Barbie doll to represent a woman of Science" he commented.

Classe1977, military, aviatrix, astronaut and Italian engineer, with the ISS Expedition 42 / Expedition 43 Futura mission of the 2014-2015 has achieved the European record and the female record of stay in space in a single flight (199 days), the latter passed in September 2017 by the American Peggy Whitson. An asteroid called also was dedicated to Cristoforetti 15006 Samcristoforetti, discovered already in the 1998.