A Roscosmos Soyuz rocket is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur spacecraft on Tuesday morning, sending a Russian film crew and an astronaut to the International Space Station. Here are the details Mission and how you can view the launch online.
It was a very eventful year in space, e.g. U.S. companies Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX were able to send tourists to the final border for the first time. For Russia, it’s the old hat. Back in 2001, Roscosmos successfully Transportation U.S. billionaire Dennis Tito to the ISS, who spent 20 20 million on 20 historic flights.
Roscosmos is trying to do something a little different now. The Russian space agency is sending a director and actress At ISS, where they will film a scene for an upcoming Image title Vizov, Or The challenge In English (will be literally translated Call, What is its value for him). The film is a joint project of Roscosmos, Channel One, and Yellow, Black and White Studios.
DDirector Klim Shipenko, 37, and actress Yulia Persild, 35, with astronaut Anton Shakplerov, 49, at 11:55 a.m. Moscow time on October 5 (4:55 AM EDT or 1:55 am PDT). Channel One will provide live streams of its launch Website And then YouTube (Below). There will also be Roscosmos Feed Available
The spaceship should Arrive at ISS three hours and 17 minutes after launch, which is quite fast, As far as this thing goes. Shkaplerov will join the expedition 66 crew and stay until March next year, while Shipenko and Peresild will remain in the ISS for at least 12 days, with an immediate return on 17 October.
The filmmakers are 35 and hoping to collect in 40 minutes of footage during their brief stay. Peresild will portray Zhenya – an operating surgeon who took just a month to prepare for an ISS flight, where he will try to save the life of a sick astronaut. He was selected for the role after an open competition And after successfully completing physical and medical examinations. Runner-up Eleona Mordovina is working as a backup actress for the mission. Novitsky will play an astronaut who needs medical help, According to Russian state-run TASS news agency.
Use As a film set ISS confirms what it is like to live and work in space. The closest example of this is Apollo 13, Where the microgravity scene was Shots Inside NASA’s KC-135 aircraft, known as the “Vomiting Comet”. Because the level of weightlessness was limited to 25 Seconds, The cast and crew had to parabola 612 flights to capture the necessary footage. Needless to say, this will not be a problem in ISS, where microgravity is abundant.
For the past few months, the film crew has been preparing for the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
“We astronauts have done an accelerated course on many important elements that have been studied for many years. We tried to master them in four months. Of course, it’s too fast. Many of our theories, practices, patience, sports – everything is imaginable, ”said Shipenko. Says TASS. The key, he said, was not to train a full-fledged astronaut, but to “prepare as a participant in a space flight.”
As part of their training, the film crew studied the design of the Soyuz spacecraft, including their respective backups, and the Russian part of the ISS. They also received emergency response training, which included simulated water landing and weightless training on a zero-G aircraft. According to the TASS report, Peresild “did not realize how much effort would be required to prepare the project,” but he did not miss the opportunity, even with insight.
The Roscosmos website describes it as a “scientific and educational project”, but not as a Russian space agency. Admission Last year, “the goal of the movie is to popularize Russian space activities” and “Glory [the] Astronaut profession. “There are some Russian scientists and former astronauts Complaint About the mission, saying that the film is removing resources that could have been used elsewhere. By the end of August, the makers still wanted it Funding For the project.