The first occupant of the Science module on the International Space Station (ISS) was the Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, who gave up his place in the Zvezda module to actress Yulia Peresild, the press service of Roscosmos reports.
“Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky is now living in the cabin of the multipurpose laboratory module“ Science ”,” it was reported.
The state corporation clarified that Novitsky previously lived in the Zvezda service module, but lost his cabin to Peresild, who flew to the ISS together with director Klim Shipenko to shoot the first ever feature film in space.
On October 5, the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft docked with the ISS with a film crew on board. The group includes cosmonaut Anton Shpalerov, actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko. They will stay aboard the space station for 12 days. During this time, it is planned to shoot a feature film “Challenge”, which tells about a girl-doctor who goes to the ISS to save the life of an astronaut.
The Nauka module was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on July 21, 2021; on July 29, it docked to the ISS. Later, NASA reported that the engines on the module turned on freelance, after which the entire station turned around. “Almost all of the rotation was pitch. The station made almost 1.5 revolutions, and then half a revolution to return to its original position, “- said the flight director of the US segment of the ISS Zebulon Scoville.
“Apparently, the module itself could not“ believe ”that it had already docked. When the control system of the module was brought to its initial state, it decided that it was still in free flight, and did not understand what was happening. The safety algorithm, including the engine, was triggered, ”explained Sergei Krikalev, executive director of Roscosmos for manned space programs.