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Astronaut’s Battlestar Galactica Starbuck cosplay in space thrills sci-fi convention fans (video)

European space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti floats in weightlessness dressed as actor Katee Sackhoff's Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica on the International Space Station in July 2022.

European space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti floats in weightlessness dressed as actor Katee Sackhoff’s Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica on the International Space Station in July 2022.(Image credit: European Space Agency)

An astronaut on the International Space Station has once more brought cosplay to the cosmos in a fresh video message to sci-fi fans while dressed as Starbuck from it series “Battlestar Galactica.”

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA) shared the pre-recorded video from the International Space Station with crowds attending FedCon a science fiction and fantasy conversion held in Germany back early June.

A large number of fans flock to the convention every year to meet up stars of sci-fi movies and Television shows, showcase their cosplay creations and attend lectures by real-world scientists.

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of FedCon, the crowd was offered a video message from Cristoforetti, dressed because the Viper pilot Kara “Starbuck” Thrace (portrayed by Katee Sackhoff ) from the beloved 2004-2009 TV series “Battlestar Galactica,” during among ESA’s talks.

In the video, Cristoforetti sports the iconic look of the type; filled with reverse tank top and shiny dog tags, that have been gently floating in microgravity.

Alongside wishing both attendees and her ESA colleagues well through the convention, Cristoforetti shows that Starbuck may have been uninterested in Earth and journeyed back to space, following a show’s finale and the character’s uncertain future.

“I haven’t seen any Cylons up here yet,” Cristoforetti confirmed in the video, giving people satisfaction that the fictitious villains aren’t circling the area station.

This is not the very first time Cristforetti has had science fiction into space. During her first mission aboard the ISS back 2015, Cristoforetti was dressed as coffee-loving Captain Janeway from “Star Trek: Voyager” to celebrate the arrival of the initial espresso machine aboard the station.

Also, in June last month, Cristoforetti perfectly recreated Sandra Bullock’s character Dr. Stone from the smash-hit movie “Gravity,” gliding effortlessly through the halls of the area station.

ESA shared Cristoforetti’s video message on YouTub (opens in new tab)e with a description that concluded, “While we might not yet have invented a faster-than-light drive as found in Battlestar Galactica, ESA turns science fiction into science fact each day, exploring and studying the near-Earth environment, the solar system, and the universe beyond, to innovate, inform, and inspire.”

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Scott Dutfield

Scott is really a staff writer for HOW IT OPERATES magazine. He holds a masters degree in science and environmental journalism and a bachelor’s degree in conservation biology from the University of Lincoln.

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