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"Soyuz" with the spacecraft and the world's first film crew launched into orbit

05.10.2021 199 просмотров

The Soyuz rocket, which is supposed to put into orbit the Soyuz MS-19 manned spacecraft with the world's first film crew, was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, TASS reports from the scene.


The Soyuz MS-19 manned spacecraft carrying cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko, separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle and began an autonomous flight to the station, an announcer at the Baikonur Cosmodrome said.


The Soyuz-2.1a rocket was launched on Tuesday from the 31st site of Baikonur at 11:55 Moscow time. The rendezvous with the ISS will take place according to a two-orbit scheme and will take approximately 3 hours and 17 minutes. Docking with the Rassvet module of the ISS is scheduled for 15:12 Moscow time on the same day.


The actress and director have been training at the Cosmonaut Training Center since May. During this time they have undergone technical, physical, psychological and other types of training. The actress and director are flying to the ISS to film a space drama, tentatively titled The Challenge, about a female doctor who goes into orbit to save an astronaut's life. Russian cosmonauts Shkaplerov, Oleg NovitskyandPyotr Dubrov will also take part in the shooting of the film.


Peresildand Shipenko will spend 12 days in orbit and return to Earth on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft "together with cosmonaut Novitsky, who has been on the ISS since April. On October 17, Novitsky will return to Earth, Shkaplerovand Dubrov will spend another 174 days at the station. The Russian ISS crew members will meet the Soyuz MS-20 manned spacecraft with space tourists and the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft with cosmonauts, the Progress MS-18 cargo spacecraft, the Prichal node module, and perform three EVAs for integration multi-purpose laboratory module "Science".


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