In May, it became known that the 37-year-old actress Yulia Peresild and the 38-year-old film director Klim Shipenko on October 5 will go to the ISS, where the film “Challenge” will be filmed, on the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome. And today the whole country is watching their historic flight. Channel One broadcasts live, commenting on which the famous journalist and TV presenter Vladimir Pozner and cosmonaut Alexander Miskurkin.
A rocket has just been launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Julia Peresild, Klim Shipenko and Anton Shkaplerov
The online broadcast is broadcast live in four languages: Russian, English, French and Spanish, so not only Russian-speaking viewers can watch it.
In addition to Peresild and Shipenko, the main crew also included cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, and the backup crew included cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, actress Alena Mordovina and cameraman Alexei Dudin.
Julia Peresild, Anton Shkaplerov and Klim Shipenko
For the flight, Peresild and Shipenko underwent special training for several months, which included tests on a centrifuge, a vibration stand, familiarization and training flights on an airplane in zero gravity, and parachute training. According to Yulia Peresild, it was extremely difficult.
The word “hard” does not fit – it is somehow ordinary and light. We will formulate “how it was” later. Until then, study, study and study again. Patiently listening to comments …
– the actress shared.
The final stage of preparation took place at the Baikonur cosmodrome, where the film crew were to train in the Soyuz MS-19 manned transport spacecraft, tests in Sokol KV-2 flight suits, vestibular and hypoxic training, docking exercises and much more.
The film “Challenge” is the first feature film to be filmed on the ISS. It will become part of a scientific and educational project, the goal of which is to show that space flights are becoming available to all people. According to the plot of the film, a woman doctor will have to undergo training for a flight to the ISS in a month in order to save the life of an astronaut.
The return of the crew to Earth is scheduled for October 17.