NASA has confirmed that the launch of the Russian Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan will be live streamed to the International Space Station (ISS) with Russian actresses and film producers.
Roscosmos astronaut Anton Shkaplerov accompanied Russian actress Yulia Peresild (36) and producer Klim Shipenko (38) on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 4:55 am Go to EDT from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan towards the sky.
NASA coverage will begin at 4:15 am EDT on YouTube’s NASA TV, NASA apps, and institutional websites.
Their Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft will make an ultra-short journey around the globe twice before docking with the Russian Rassvet module on the ISS at 8:12 EST.
The moment Peresildo and Sipenco are greeted by seven astronauts already on the ISS will be screened live on NASA TV and will be reported at 7:30 AM Eastern Standard Time.
Peresildo and Shipenko will shoot a movie titled “Challenge” on the ISS for 12 days. This movie is about a Russian doctor launched on the ISS to save the lives of astronauts. It will be the first feature-length fiction movie shot in space.
Both civilians on board spent time at the Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Center in Russia.
“The Challenge” is a joint project of Roscosmos, Channel One, and movie studios called Yellow, Black, and White. In May 2020, NASA announced that it would work with Tom Cruise, director Doug Liman, and SpaceX on a similar project.
After completing their mission, Peresildo and Sipenko will return to Kazakhstan on Saturday, October 16, 2021 with Roscosmos astronaut Oleg Novitskiy.
I wish for a clear sky and wide eyes.