ESA image: Samantha Cristoforetti wearing her Sokol spacesuit

Image: Samantha wearing her Sokol spacesuit
Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti putting on her Sokol pressure suit at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia while preparing for her six-month Futura mission to the International Space Station.

The Sokol suit protects astronauts during launch and landing in the Soyuz space ferry. Simulations in a full-size Soyuz mockup are part of the final tests before flight.

Samantha will be launched with NASA astronaut Terry Wirts and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov on 23 November at 20:59 GMT (21:59 CET; 24 November 02:59 local time) from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

More information: Read more about the Futura mission here: … flight/Futura/Futura

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