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Soyuz arrives at space station for out-of-this-world film shoot

October 5, 2021

Chalking up a space first of sorts, a Russian actress, her director-cameraman and a veteran cosmonaut rocketed into orbit, chased down the International Space Station and successfully docked Tuesday, setting the stage for an out-of-this-world movie shoot.

Live coverage: Soyuz docks at space station with Russian film crew

October 5, 2021

A Russian actress and film director rode into orbit Tuesday alongside a veteran Russian cosmonaut, taking aim on the International Space Station to shoot scenes for a feature-length movie. The three-person crew blasted off on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:55 a.m. EDT (0855 GMT) Tuesday. Docking occurred at 8:22 a.m. EDT (1222 GMT).

Russian actress, director set for Tuesday launch to space station

October 4, 2021

America won the race to the moon, but Russia still proudly claims the most space “firsts,” including the first satellite, the first man in space, the first woman, the first spacewalk, the first multi-member crew and the first space station. Now, with commercial spaceflight blasting off in the United States, Russia aims to chalk up another first Tuesday, launching a Russian actress and director to the International Space Station to film scenes for a feature-length movie.

BepiColombo gets first glimpse of Mercury

October 4, 2021

The European-Japanese BepiColombo spacecraft swept past Mercury Friday in the first of six high-speed flybys to gradually set up the probe’s trajectory for a critical maneuver in 2025 to enter orbit around the solar system’s innermost planet.

Soyuz rocket rolls out for launch of Russian film crew

October 2, 2021

A Soyuz rocket rolled out to its launch pad in Kazakhstan Friday, ready to blast off Tuesday to the International Space Station with veteran Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, actress Yulia Peresild, and film director Klim Shipenko.

Cosmonaut shares new perspective of International Space Station

October 1, 2021

Photos taken by a Russian cosmonaut Tuesday from a Soyuz spacecraft show new exterior views of the International Space Station, with two SpaceX Dragon spaceships, a Northrop Grumman Cygnus supply craft, and the lab’s new roll-out solar arrays visible.

SpaceX cargo ship streaks across Florida on the way to splashdown

October 1, 2021

A SpaceX supply ship blazed a trail through the atmosphere over the southeastern United States Thursday night and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean east of Florida, returning home with 2.3 tons of research specimens and cargo from the International Space Station.

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