iriss mission pre-launch preparation at Baikonur

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, commander Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov prepare for their launch to the International Space Station at Baikonur Cosmodrome. This video includes an overview of activities the crew takes part in during the days leading up to the launch, from arrival at the launch site, through to spacesuit fit-checks, visits their Soyuz spacecraft and participation in the State Commission and pre-flight press conference.
Mogensen, Volkov and Aimbetov launched to the ISS on 2 September at 06:37:43 CEST (04:37:43 UTC) from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
During his 10-day mission to the International Space Station Andreas is testing technology, new ways of running space missions and he will swap a spacecraft.
Follow the whole mission with live updates via the iriss mission blog http://blogs.esa.int/iriss and on Twitter via @esaoperations
Connect with Andreas at: http://andreasmogensen.esa.int/

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