Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with a "kino crew" launched from Baikonur to the ISS
Russia sent the world's first "cinema crew" into space. The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome and delivered the Soyuz MS-19 manned spacecraft into orbit.
The launch vehicle was launched from the 31st site of the Baikonur cosmodrome at 11:55 Moscow time. time. in the normal mode and after the estimated time, launched the Soyuz MS-19 manned spacecraft into orbit. The spacecraft separated from the third stage of the rocket and began to move to the ISS in a two-turn scheme. The flight to the station will take approximately 3 hours and 17 minutes, docking will take place automatically. The ship will dock to the Russian module Rassvet. The hatches are scheduled to open at 17:05.
A crew of only one professional cosmonaut is flying to the ISS on board Soyuz - crew commander Anton Shkaplerov. Two other crew members, actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko, went into orbit to shoot the film "Challenge" about a woman doctor who flew into orbit to save the life of an astronaut. By the way, the Russian ISS crew, consisting of cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov, will also take part in the filming. At the moment, judging by the reports, Shipenko and Peresild feel fine.
The film crew will spend 12 days on the ISS, after which they will go to Earth on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft together with Oleg Novitsky, who will be replaced in orbit by Anton Shkaplerov. The remaining crew will spend another 174 days on the ISS.
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