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Luca Parmitano is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut. Between May and November 2013 he spent six months on board the International Space Station as a member of the Expedition 36/37 crew. During ASI's Volare Mission, Luca conducted experiments in the station's laboratories. He also ventured outside the ISS for two spacewalks. Luca is a Major in the Italian Air Force.