In this video diary from ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, he reports from Baikonur, in Kazakhstan, where he is currently joining the Expedition 42/43 crew in quarantine ahead of their launch to the International Space Station on 23 November.
Andreas is in Baikonur to experience launch preparations ahead of his own launch to the ISS in September 2015. He will spend 10 days on the Space Station for his Iriss mission.
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is a member of the Expedition 42/43 crew and will spend 6 months on the ISS for the Futura mission.
Connect with Andreas at http://andreasmogesen.esa.int
Connect with Samantha at http://samanthacristoforetti.esa.int