Model Train & Toy Show

"Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut"

Sunday, October 17 - 1:00 PM

Join IWASM and Loganberry Books as they welcome Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti for a special virtual event on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. She will discuss her book Diary of an Apprentice Astronaut in a conversation moderated by IWASM Trustee and Space Advisor, Marcy Frumker.

Selected in the 2009 European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut class, the Italian Cristoforetti is set to launch aboard the SpaceX Crew-4 mission in spring 2022. She will become the first ESA female commander of the International Space Station (ISS) during her upcoming space flight next year. During her first mission in 2014, Cristoforetti spent 200 days in space – setting the record for longest duration in space by a female astronaut at the time. In her book, she provides an intimate account of her first journey to the ISS, and guides the reader through becoming apprentice astronauts themselves.

Registration Information

The event will take place via Zoom. Registration is required and all participants will receive a Zoom link to join.

Registration is by minimum donation of $5. Donations go toward furthering IWASM’s mission to preserve, educate, and inspire communities about the impact of women in all areas of aviation and aerospace.

Donations enable the museum to continue its efforts to provide meaningful programming, care for its over 20,000 historic collections, and inspire its communities about the impact of women in all areas of aviation and aerospace. Additional donations welcome!

Buy the Book!

Buy and support your local bookstores! Books may be purchased ahead of time at the time of registration through Loganberry Books ( IWASM members will receive 10% discount with promo code.

For more information, visit, call 216-623-1111, or email 


1501 N. Marginal Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44114
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The International Women's Air & Space Museum

Date / Time

Sunday, October 17, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


(216) 623-1111
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