Veteran Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, actor Yulia Peresild and movie manufacturer Klim Shipenko will go back and forth to the World House Station on Tuesday. Peresild and Shipenko might be filming segments for the film “Problem” — the primary characteristic movie set in house.
The 3 house vacationers will release aboard a Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at four:55 a.m. ET on Tuesday. The rapid Soyuz will ship them to the gap station round eight:12 a.m.
The present staff at the house station, together with Ecu 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 nine:30 a.m.
It is a quick keep for first-time house station guests Peresild and Shipenko, who will spend 12 days at the house station filming sooner than returning to Earth on October 16. They’re going to be joined on their go back travel through Novitskiy.
Shkaplerov will keep at the house station and go back to Earth in March with Vande Hei and Dubrov at the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft. When Vande Hei lands after his 355 consecutive days at the house station, he’ll have finished the longest unmarried spaceflight through an astronaut in US historical past, in keeping with NASA.
A couple of movies had been shot on board the gap station, together with a 2002 IMAX documentary that Tom Cruise narrated. “Apogee of Worry,” a 2012 science fiction movie clocking in at about 8 mins, used to be additionally filmed in house through entrepreneur and house vacationer Richard Garriott, the son of an astronaut.
However Russia is slated to develop into the primary country to shoot a characteristic movie in house.
Peresild and Shipenko, who’re well known in Russia, have been decided on after the rustic’s house company, Roscosmos, opened a contest for candidates in November. Peresild has gave the impression in a lot of Russian movies and TV collection, whilel used to be one in all Russia’s highest-grossing movies.
The 2 civilians underwent rigorous coaching forward in their house jaunt. In conjunction with understudies, the actor and the director ready through doing centrifuge and vibration stand exams, coaching flights in 0 gravity, and parachute coaching, all of that have been coated through Channel One.
The staff has practiced pictures and filming and the use of apparatus that they’re going to engage with at the house station.
Different cosmonauts on board, together with Novitskiy, will lend a hand and act as a part of the movie staff since their assets are extra restricted within the house surroundings. The schedules of the astronauts at the house station are already smartly choreographed so they may be able to paintings on experiments and spot to vital upkeep duties and different priorities.
Jackie Wattles, Olga Pavlova and Sara Spary contributed to this document.