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Wed, 03/30/2022 - 11:40
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Soyuz MS-19 with two Russian cosmonauts, NASA astronaut undocks from ISS

ISS, March 30. /TASS/. The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft undocked from the Rassvet module of the Russian segment of the International Space Station, TASS special correspondent Oleg Artemyev reported. Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, as well as NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei are onboard the spaceship. The deorbit burn will begin at 13:34 Moscow time. The re-entry capsule is expected to land at approximately 14:28 Moscow time, about 147 km southeast of the Kazakh city of Zhezqazghan. Dubrov and Vande Hei arrived at the ISS on April 9, 2021 aboard the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, together with cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky. In mid-October 2021, the spacecraft returned Novitsky, actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko back to Earth. In October 2021, on board the ISS, a movie called Challenge was filmed in space for the first time in history. The motion picture tells the story of a female doctor who agrees to go on a space mission to save a cosmonaut’s life. Actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko spent 12 days aboard the ISS. Cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and Anton Shkaplerov also appeared in some of the movie’s episodes. On March 15, cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov made history among Russians for the longest flight onboard the ISS. Dubrov beat the record set by Mikhail Korniyenko, who from March 2015 to March 2016 went on a flight lasting 340 days 8 hours 42 minutes and 54 seconds. During his space mission, Dubrov activated two new modules - the Prichal docking and the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module - and conducted four spacewalks for their integration. Read more