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Space station astronaut's mother dies
« on: 05/03/2011 11:39 AM »
My condolences Paolo Nespoli:

Space station astronaut's mother dies
May 3, 2011 7:29 AM ET

"Officials say the mother of Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, who is on the International Space Station, has died in her hometown outside of Milan.

"Maria Motta died at the age of 78 at her home Monday evening."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/05/03/international-space-station-nespoli-mother.html
« Last Edit: 05/03/2011 11:41 AM by robertross »
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Re: Space station astronaut's mother dies
« Reply #1 on: 05/03/2011 11:51 AM »
My condolences to him and his family. I'm am sure she was proud of her son and how well he represents Italy.
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Re: Space station astronaut's mother dies
« Reply #2 on: 05/03/2011 04:31 PM »
My deepest condolences go to Paolo during this difficult time. :(
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Re: Space station astronaut's mother dies
« Reply #3 on: 05/04/2011 07:26 PM »
My deepest condolences to Paolo and his family.

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Re: Space station astronaut's mother dies
« Reply #5 on: 05/04/2011 07:34 PM »
My condolences to Paolo.

On Novosti Kosmonavtiki news site is a strange information (03.05.2011 / 18:31):

Это уже не первый случай, когда Несполи лишается близкого человека, находясь в космосе: в 2007 году его отец скончался незадолго до возвращения сына из экспедиции, отмечает Il giornale, передает РИА "Новости".

This is not the first time that Nespoli loses a loved one, being in space: in 2007 his father died shortly before his son's return from the expedition, said Il giornale, RIA Novosti news agency.

Is this true?

Edit: "Nespoli's first space mission also was marked by the death of a parent. His father, a banker, died just months after Nespoli was notified he had been accepted for his first space mission, which launched in 2007." Source.
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Re: Space station astronaut's mother dies
« Reply #6 on: 05/04/2011 07:48 PM »
Paolo Nespoli mourns his mother

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM9RJZ57NG_index_0.html

I was very moved by this quote from the article:

"The funeral is taking place today in Verano Brianza, near Milan, Italy, starting at 14:30 CEST. Half an hour later, as the Space Station flew over Italy, the crew stopped work and observed a minute’s radio silence."

Very touching, and a great example of the mutual respect and friendship that the crew members have for each other.
 

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Re: Space station astronaut's mother dies
« Reply #7 on: 05/04/2011 08:02 PM »

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Nespoli family.

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Re: Space station astronaut's mother dies
« Reply #8 on: 05/04/2011 09:01 PM »
NASA TV Video: Station Crew Marks Passing of Nespoli's Mother.

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