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October 13, 2021

NASA Sets Landing Coverage for Russian Cosmonaut, Actress, Producer


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Photo: The Soyuz MS-19 crew ship carrying three Russian crew members approaches the International Space Station for a docking to the Rassvet module. Aboard the spacecraft were Soyuz Commander and veteran cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, actress Yulia Peresild, and producer Klim Shipenko. October 5, 2021. Image Credit: NASA.


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Photo: Soyuz MS-19 crew members (from left) Yulia Peresild, Anton Shkaplerov, and Klim Shipenko pose for a portrait at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. Shkaplerov is a Roscosmos cosmonaut and the Soyuz Commander visiting the International Space Station for the fourth time. Peresild and Shipenko are spaceflight participants and first-time space flyers representing Russia. August 26, 2021. Image Credit: NASA.


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Photo: Spaceflight participant and Soyuz MS-19 Board Engineer Yulia Peresild poses for a portrait at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia. August 26, 2021. Image Credit: NASA.


WASHINGTON, October 12, 2021 — NASA will provide complete coverage as three space travelers living aboard the International Space Station, including a Russian actress and her producer-director, return to Earth just after midnight on Sunday, October 17.

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos will be at the controls of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, flanked by Russian actress Yulia Peresild and Russian producer-director Klim Shipenko, for the spacecraft’s undocking from the station’s Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module Saturday, October 16. The trio will make a parachute-assisted landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan a little more than three hours later, at 12:36 a.m. EDT (10:36 a.m. Kazakhstan time) Sunday, October 17.

Coverage of the crew’s farewells and hatch closure, undocking, and landing will air live on NASA TV, the agency’s website, and the NASA app.

After landing, the crew will return by Russian helicopters to the recovery staging city in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, before boarding a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center aircraft to return to their training base in Star City, Russia.

Peresild and Shipenko arrived at the station on October 5 aboard the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov for 12 days filming their movie, “Challenge,” under a commercial agreement between Roscosmos and Moscow-based media entities. They served as spaceflight participants during their stay on the orbital complex.

Novitskiy returns to Earth after 191 days in space on his third mission that spanned 3,056 orbits of Earth and 80.9 million miles.

When the Soyuz undocks, Expedition 66 will formally begin aboard the station. Commander Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency), NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Mark Vande Hei, JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov will remain aboard the orbiting outpost.

Source: NASA

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