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Luca Parmitano is a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut. He completed his first six-month mission to the International Space Station, Volare, in 2013 and returned to space in 2019 serving as the third European and first Italian commander of the International Space Station during Expedition 61. During his six-month Beyond mission, Luca supported over 50 European experiments in microgravity and did four spacewalks to service the cosmic ray detecting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02.