According to the academician of the Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics Alexander Zheleznyakov, one of the astronauts will have to stay on the ISS for 2-6 months due to shooting the first film in space.
The space drama with the working title "Challenge" is a joint project of Roscosmos, Channel One and “Yellow, Black and White” Studio. It is expected that shooting will take place on the ISS next October. At the moment, there is a competition for the selection of actors.
The upcoming spring, a crew of Russian astronauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and Sergey Korsakov should go to the station on the Soyuz МС-18 spaceship. Presumably, they will return to Earth in the fall of 2021.
What is more, in April the actress will fly to the ISS on another spaceship - Soyuz МС-19, and will return to Earth on Soyuz MS-18, where there are only three places. In this regard, the academician suggested that one of the astronauts would have to stay at the station for six months.
Zheleznyakov noted that there is a second version of the development of events: the Russian cosmonaut will be returned at the “tourist” Soyuz MS-20. He will be able to return home two months later, not six.
Earlier it was reported that Hollywood star Tom Cruise could fly to the ISS in 2021 in an American spaceship to star in the film.
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