MOSCOW, OCT. 5 2021 THE RUSSIAN SOYUZ MS-19 SPACECRAFT CARRYING A RUSSIAN ASTRONAUT AND TWO FILMMAKERS SUCCESSFULLY DOCKED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION ON FRIDAY AFTER MORE THAN THREE HOURS OF FLIGHT. THE TWO FILMMAKERS WILL STAY ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION FOR 12 DAYS.
At 11:55 Moscow time (16:55 BST), the Russian Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket ignited from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and sent the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying actor Yulia Pelesild, director Klim Shipenko and astronaut Anton Shkaplerov to the International Space Station. The entire process was broadcast on the official website of the Russian National Aerospace Corporation.
THE SOYUZ MS-19 FAILED WHILE DOCKING WITH THE DAWN SMALL TEST MODULE IN THE RUSSIAN SEGMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. ACCORDING TO THE GROUND FLIGHT CONTROL CENTER INSTRUCTIONS, SHKAPLEROV TO CARRY OUT MANUAL DOCKING. AT 18:01 MOSCOW TIME (23:01 BEIJING TIME), THE ASTRONAUTS OPENED THE HATCH AND THE TRIO ENTERED THE SPACE STATION, NEARLY AN HOUR LATER THAN ORIGINALLY EXPECTED.
the two filmmakers are on a trip to make the feature film challenge, which will be the first time in film history that a professional actor has been filmed in space. they will stay on the international space station for 12 days and are scheduled to return to earth on the 17th.