Space digest at VDNH

10 june 2021

VDNH's Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre is organising a new format for engaging with experts: the space digests. Denis Prudnik, the chair of the youth council of the Russian Space Society and promoter of astronautics, will tell participants about the latest developments in the field, host discussions about the most interesting developments and answer questions on a monthly basis.

On 13 June at 4:00 p.m., the Roboschool centre for youth innovation will host the first meeting between Denis Prudnikov with digest participants, during which they will discuss the film Challenge. This will be the first time that a narrative feature film will be shot in space. In October 2021, movie studio representative will for the first time travel to the International Space Station. Director Klim Shipenko and actress Julia Peresild (the main character of the film) will travel in the company of cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. The actress and director will remain on the ISS for 12 days.

Experts and guests will also discuss cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov's spacewalk, which took place on 2 June. For both ISS crew members, this was their first spacewalk. They stayed outside the ISS for 7 hours 19 minutes and completed all their assigned tasks.

Space digest participants will discuss preparations for the launch of the multifunctional Russian laboratory module Science, which should dock with the ISS this July. In addition, Prudnik will discuss the US Mars rover InSight along with the prospects of space tourism.

Participation in the Space Digest is free, but advance registration is required. For those unable to attend, the event will be streamed live on the VDNH Odnoklassniki community. Attendees can ask questions in the comments for the video, and Denis Prudnik will answer the most interesting ones live. The total number of participants cannot exceed 40, and the event is restricted to those 12 and over.

Participants of the VDNH Friends loyalty programme receive discounts for the Slovo and Cosmonautics and Aviation centres, the historic park Russia—My History, the Puppet Museum, the interactive exhibition Robostaantsiya and the City Farm. For a full and regularly updated list of the partner venues of the programme, see the page of the programme on the VDNH website.

All VDNH events comply with anti-coronavirus regulations. Visitors to VDNH museums and exhibition spaces are expected to wear face masks and gloves, and observe social distancing. You can find more information on anti-coronavirus measures at VDNH here.

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