Futura Mission Logbook

We’re pleased to host the Futura Mission Logbook ebook by Samantha Cristoforetti, based on an idea and the work of Carlo Gandolfi. Carlo can be reached at his personal website and on Twitter as @cgand.

This is the full text of the original Logbook by Samantha Cristoforetti, originally published on Google+ between July 19, 2013 and Sep 10, 2015. Following the shutdown of Google+, posts are no longer available. This ebook was created from the author’s backup files.

ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti documented in this Logbook the last 500 days of her training for her first space mission and her 200 days on the International Space Station as crewmember of Expedition 42/43, also known as Futura Mission. She arrived on ISS on November 24, 2014, six hours after being launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan onboard of the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft, together with Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and NASA astronaut Terry Virts.


The ebook is available in the following formats and you can download also the Italian translation:

The cover of the Futura Mission Logbook ebook. Credit: Carlo Gandolfi