ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti joined TEDxESA on November 11th, 2015 with a personal account of her mission to space in a talk titled “FUTURA mission: 200 days in space”.

The FUTURA mission was an incredible achievement, setting new records both for the longest single space flight by a woman (199 days, 16 hours, if you want the exact numbers) and for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight of a European astronaut.

Many things have been written about Samantha Cristoforetti and her extraordinary 200-day mission to the International Space Station ISS. But nothing beats hearing her talk about her unique experience.