5 Oct 2021 17:01

Soyuz spaceship with film crew on board successfully performs manual docking with ISS

MOSCOW. Oct 5 (Interfax) - The Soyuz MS-19 piloted spaceship, carrying the production crew for the first feature film to be shot in outer space, has taken a fast track to the International Space Station (ISS) and performed a manual docking. Roscosmos has been streaming the flight.

Soyuz MS-19 docked with the Rassvet module at 3:22 p.m. Moscow Time, following takeoff from Baikonur at 11:55 p.m. Moscow Time. The flight time to the ISS was three hours and 27 minutes. The flight lasted ten minutes longer than planned due to failure of the automatic docking system. Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov performed the docking manually.

Soyuz MS-19 was carrying the Vyzov film production crew - film director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild, as well as spaceship commander, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. They will shoot the first feature film in outer space.

Roscosmos said that the crew would return to Earth on October 17.

The film will be produced together with Roscosmos, Channel One, and the Yellow, Black and White studio.