October 5, 2021

Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft with actress Yulia Peresild, movie director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov successfully docked to the International Space Station.

The spacecraft was launched From Baikonur launchsite at 11.55 on October 05 and  docked with Rassvet module of Russian ISS segment.

During the docking two units of Kurs automatic rendezvous system failed one by one and crew Commander Anton Shkaplerov took over the control of the spacecraft and docked it to the station in manual mode.

The crew members are expected to enter the station at 17.05, Moscow time. Peresilnd and Shipenko are going to stay aboard the ISS for at least 12 days in the framework of filming “Challenge” movie.

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