In addition to being a pilot, engineer, astronaut, Cristoforetti is also the first Italian female astronaut at ESA.
This partnership will also launch a series of short videos that inspire parents and young girls in the future. First, Cristoforetti will release a video to welcome girls from Germany, the UK, France and Italy to visit the ESA European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. They will spend some time with Cristoforetti and ask about her excellent daily work. In addition, the Barbie YouTube channel will feature a children's video featuring Cristoforetti achievements.
The Barbie Dream Gap project is part of the 60th anniversary of Mattel's signature doll.