Russia clears actress for flight to space station

But in January, Houston-based Axiom Space plans to launch four private citizens to the lab complex aboard another Crew Dragon, the first commercial flight to the outpost by an all-civilian crew.In addition, Blue Origin, owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, plans to launch a non-government crew on a sub-orbital space flight July 20, the company’s first piloted launch of its New Shepard rocket and spacecraft. 8, joining cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and Yozo Hirano, Maezawa’s production assistant, for a 12-day flight to the space station. But he said he was prepared for a longer stay. That flight, chartered by billionaire Jared Isaacman, will not visit the space station. I’m very bullish on the tourism market and the tourism activity, I think more people are going to fly, they’re going to want to do more things in space. Astronaut Mark Vande Hei, aboard the International Space Station. … human spaceflight,” Phil McAlister, NASA’s director of commercial spaceflight development, said earlier this week during a briefing about the Axiom mission. I think you could end up in a tough spot if you don’t recognize that it’s a challenging environment.”Former astronaut Scott Kelly holds the record for the longest U.S. Space & Astronomy


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“We try to make sure we’re ready for anything,” he told CBS News before takeoff. I’m going to try to really be meditative about the time, try to focus on positive things. Peresild and Shipenko will return to Earth Oct. Peresild, 36, and Shipenko, 37, were selected “based on the results of medical and creative selection.” Training will begin in June.”They will have to go through, among other things, tests on a centrifuge, a vibration stand, to make introductory and training flights on an airplane in zero gravity, to undergo parachute training,” Roscosmos said. 12 with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy. If the current launch schedule holds up, 12 non-government “astronauts” will reach orbit over the next seven months compared to six professionals from NASA, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos. “At the end of 2020, an open competition was announced for the lead role in the first feature film to be filmed in space,” Roscosmos said on its website. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Roscosmos

The two 12-day Soyuz flights were expected, but Thursday’s announcement makes it official, meaning NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, who launched to the station last month with two Russian cosmonauts, will remain in orbit for nearly a full year before another seat is available to bring him back to Earth.He knew when he launched April 9 that his planned six-month mission could be extended if Roscosmos approved the launch of an actress and director in September. Maezawa, founder of ZoZotown, one of Japan’s largest retail websites, also has chartered an eventual flight around the moon aboard a SpaceX Starship rocket. The training and the flight will be covered by Russia’s Channel One television network. “I certainly feel emotionally prepared. The more things they want to do, that will attract more people. Russian actress Yulia Peresild begins training in June for a flight to the International Space Station on Oct. Russia clears actress, filmmaker for flight to International Space Station

By William Harwood

May 13, 2021 / 2:19 PM
/ CBS News

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and filmmaker Klim Shipenko will join cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov for a Soyuz flight to the International Space Station on October 5 to shoot scenes for an upcoming movie, the Russian space agency announced Thursday. spaceflight, logging 340 days aboard the space station in 2015-16. Dubrov also will log 353 days in space before returning to Earth with Vande Hei and Shkaplerov next March.The upcoming Soyuz launches, along with two SpaceX Crew Dragon flights carrying all-civilian crews, are the latest milestones in a new era of commercial human spaceflight. Japanese fashion entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will launch aboard another Soyuz on Dec. 8. Roscosmos

In a related development, Roscosmos and Space Adventures, a company that brokers commercial flights to the space station, announced that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and a production assistant, Yozo Hirano, will launch aboard another Soyuz Dec. 5 with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and filmmaker Klim Shipenko. Additional up-and-down flights to space are planned before the end of the year.Virgin Galactic, owned by Richard Branson, also is gearing up to begin piloted sub-orbital spaceflights. … If Vande Hei returns next March 28 aboard the next available Soyuz as expected, he will set a new NASA record, spending 353 days in orbit.Vande Hei is not the only station crew member getting a mission extension. It’s just what we envisioned for the Commercial Crew Program when we embarked on that about 10 years ago.”
First published on May 13, 2021 / 2:19 PM Cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov, who launched with Vande Hei and Oleg Novitskiy, will remain aboard the outpost when Novitskiy departs Oct. NASA

SpaceX plans to launch four civilians to low-Earth orbit aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft in September in a mission, dubbed Inspiration4, to benefit St. He now expects to spend nearly a year aboard the lab complex. “I think that’s the perfect word for what we’re experiencing.”This is a real inflection point, I think, with human spaceflight. 17 with Peresild and Shipenko. Both companies plan to launch “space tourists” as well as government-sponsored crew members and microgravity payloads.”This truly is a renaissance in U.S.