Italian astronaut to watch Rugby World Cup from Space

An Italian astronaut is going to watch the Rugby World Cup from the International Space Centre.

Italian astronaut to watch Rugby World Cup from Space

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano is set to watch the Rugby World Cup from Space.

The 43-year-old engineer has revealed his plans to rally on his home team from the International Space Station when they take on South Africa on Friday (04.10.19).

In a message of support to the players, Parmitano said in a video posted by the European Space Agency and the Italian Rugby Federation: "You are a team and have to work all together to reach your goal, which is that of winning."

Parmitano - who is also a Colonel and pilot for the Italian Air Force - became the first person to DJ in space in August.

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