Astronaut Luca Parmitano is in the space now !
Parmitano and crewmates Yurchikhin and Nyberg were launched aboard the Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 20:31:24 GMT on 28 May 2013 on their mission Volare to the International Space Station. Parmitano will be the first italian astronaut to take a walk through the stars, technically EVA Extra vehicular activity. Mission target is to bring the Soyuz spacecraft to the Internatinal Space Station.
Godspeed Parmitano !