Veteran Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, actor Yulia Peresild and movie producer Klim Shipenko will journey to the Worldwide House Station on Tuesday. Peresild and Shipenko can be filming segments for the film “Problem” — the primary characteristic movie set in house.
The three house vacationers will launch aboard a Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:55 a.m. ET on Tuesday. The speedy Soyuz will ship them to the house station round 8:12 a.m.
The present crew on the house station, together with European House Company astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japan Aerospace Exploration Company astronaut Aki Hoshide, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov, will all welcome the trio aboard when the hatch opens round 9:30 a.m.
It is a quick keep for first-time house station guests Peresild and Shipenko, who will spend 12 days on the house station filming earlier than returning to Earth on October 16. They are going to be joined on their return journey by Novitskiy.
Shkaplerov will keep on the house station and return to Earth in March with Vande Hei and Dubrov on the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft. When Vande Hei lands after his 355 consecutive days on the house station, he may have accomplished the longest single spaceflight by an astronaut in US historical past, in keeping with NASA.
Just a few movies have been shot on board the house station, together with a 2002 IMAX documentary that Tom Cruise narrated. “Apogee of Concern,” a 2012 science fiction movie clocking in at about eight minutes, was additionally filmed in house by entrepreneur and house vacationer Richard Garriott, the son of an astronaut.
However Russia is slated to turn into the primary nation to shoot a characteristic movie in house.
Peresild and Shipenko, who’re well-known in Russia, had been chosen after the nation’s house company, Roscosmos, opened a contest for candidates in November. Peresild has appeared in quite a few Russian movies and TV collection, whilel was considered one of Russia’s highest-grossing movies.
The 2 civilians underwent rigorous coaching forward of their house jaunt. Together with understudies, the actor and the director ready by doing centrifuge and vibration stand exams, coaching flights in zero gravity, and parachute coaching, all of which had been lined by Channel One.
The crew has practiced images and filming and utilizing gear that they’re going to work together with on the house station.
Different cosmonauts on board, together with Novitskiy, will help and act as a part of the movie crew since their assets are extra restricted within the house surroundings. The schedules of the astronauts on the house station are already effectively choreographed to allow them to work on experiments and see to crucial upkeep duties and different priorities.
Jackie Wattles, Olga Pavlova and Sara Spary contributed to this report.