Russian actress and director filmed most of the footage for the space film project Challenge – Science & Space
MOSCOW, October 14. / TASS /. The film crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) filmed most of the footage that will be included in the Challenge film, the Roscosmos statement released on Thursday said.
“The 65th long-term mission continues its work aboard the International Space Station. Most of the material for the future film as part of the Science and Education Challenge project has been filmed,” the statement said.
The state space company said the crew of the manned Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft named after Yuri Gagarin were simultaneously preparing for the next landing scheduled for October 17. In particular, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild examined Sokol KV-2 flight spacesuits, checked the flight papers and continued to pack the return cargo.
“According to preliminary data from the ballistic and navigation support service of the TsNIIMash flight control center (which is part of the Roscosmos state-owned company), the closure of the transfer hatches between the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft and the Nauka module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station is scheduled for Oct. 17 between 12:45 a.m. and 1:05 a.m. Moscow time, “Roscosmos noted.
Undocking of the spacecraft from the ISS is scheduled for 4:14 a.m. Moscow time, landing – at 7:36 a.m. Moscow time, 146 kilometers southeast of Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.
Director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild are making the first space movie about a doctor who travels through space to save the life of a cosmonaut. Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrovnik also have roles in the film. The actress and director will spend 12 days in space and return to Earth with Novitskiy on October 17.