|Mission type||Crewed mission to ISS|
|Mission duration||174 days (planned)|
|Spacecraft type||Soyuz MS|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||5 October 2021 (planned)  8:55 a.m. UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur Cosmodrome, Site 31|
|Contractor||Progress Rocket Space Centre|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||28 March 2022 (planned)|
|Landing site||Kazakh Steppe|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Regime||Low Earth orbit|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Rassvet nadir|
Soyuz MS-19 is a Soyuz spaceflight planned for launch on 5 October 2021. Soyuz MS-19 will be the 147th flight of a crewed Soyuz spacecraft. The crew will consist of a Russian commander, Russian film director Klim Shipenko and Russian actress Yulia Peresild. Shipenko and Peresild are planned to spend about a week on the ISS before returning to Earth aboard Soyuz MS-18, with the intention of filming a movie in space, Vyzov (Russian: Вызов, lit. 'Challenge'). The flight will launch three crew members of the Expedition 65/66. Without an American astronaut, this launch would mark the first time in more than 21 years (since Soyuz TM-30 in 2000) that a Soyuz crew only includes Russian cosmonauts and travelers and the ship will have to be upgraded to be piloted by a single person.
|Position||Launching Crew member||Landing Crew member|
|Commander|| Anton Shkaplerov, Roscosmos|
|Spaceflight Participant /Flight Engineer 1|| Klim Shipenko, Channel 1
Expedition 66, Film Challenge (Vyzov)
| Pyotr Dubrov, Roscosmos|
|Spaceflight Participant /Flight Engineer 2|| Yulia Peresild, Channel 1
Expedition 66, Film Challenge (Vyzov)
| Mark T. Vande Hei, NASA|
|Commander||Oleg Artemyev, Roscosmos|
|Spaceflight participant||Aleksey Dudin|
|Spaceflight participant||Alena Mordovina|
|Flight Engineer||Dmitriy Petelin, Roscosmos|
|Flight Engineer||Sergey Korsakov, Roscosmos|
On May 14, 2021, the Interagency Committee approved the composition of the ISS main and alternate crews for the period 2021-2023. Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (commander) and the crew of the film "Challenge": actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko, will go to the ISS on the Soyuz MS-19. The drama is a joint project of Roscosmos, Channel One and the Yellow, Black and White studio. The alternates chosen after passing the medical committee are: New Drama Theater actress Alyona Mordovina, director Alexei Dudin and the commander Oleg Artemyev. Since May 24 the crew members have been training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. On July 23, the prime crew participated in a four-hour simulation inside a Soyuz replica while wearing the Sokol suit and on July 28, the back-up crew completed the same exercise. According to the Commander, Oleg Artemyev the performance of the two back-up Spaceflight Participants was outstanding.  On July 30, the spacecraft had its pre-launch preparation started. On August 31 the medical committee announced that both the main and reserve crew were healthy for space flight.
It is planned that the director and actress will return to Earth on October 17, 2021 on Soyuz MS-18, with Commander Oleg Novitskiy. Cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov and astronaut Mark Vande Hei, who arrived at the ISS on Soyuz MS-18, will join Shkaplerov on the landing of Soyuz MS-19. Soyuz MS-19 is scheduled to land on March 28, 2022.
The film, which according to Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos, is an "experiment to see if Roscosmos can prepare two ordinary people to fly in about 3 or 4 months" has received opposition from the scientific and aerospace communities, as to the fact that they remove trained cosmonauts from their flights, a misuse of public money, or even that using the station's resources for non-scientific purposes would be illegal. Sergei Krikalev, director of crewed programs at Roscosmos, reportedly lost his position by speaking out against the project, but was reinstated after a few days following protests from cosmonauts on and off active duty.
Klim Shipenko will have to shoot about 35-40 minutes of film on the ISS, as well as taking on the position of director, operator, art director, and makeup artist. Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov will appear in the film, with Dubrov and Mark Vande Hei assisting in the production.
The ISS flight manifest drafted by Roskosmos in the fall of 2020 set the launch of the Prichal module for November 24th, 2021, with docking at Nauka's nadir port two days later. The Prichal module will become the second addition to the Russian Orbital Segment (ROS) in 2021. One port on Prichal is equipped with an active hybrid docking port, which enables docking with the Nauka module. The remaining five ports are passive hybrids, enabling docking of Soyuz and Progress vehicles, as well as heavier modules and future spacecraft with modified docking systems.
A spacewalk is planned after the arrival Prichal at the station, with a second spacewalk (by Anton Shkaplerov) planned for early in the fourth quarter of 2021. Six additional spacewalks will follow through 2022 to complete the integration of the Nauka and Prichal modules into the Russian Orbital Segment.
Participants of the joint project of Roscosmos and Channel One Klim Shipenko and Yulia Peresild have been included in the ISS-66 expedition prime crew...