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Russia film crew set to blast off to make 1st movie in space

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In a historic first, Russia is set to launch an actor and a film director into space to make a feature film in orbit—a project the nation's space chief has hailed as a chance to raise the prestige of Russia's space program.

Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko are set to blast off Tuesday for the International Space Station in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, a veteran of three space missions. After 12 days on the space outpost, Peresild and Klimenko will return to Earth with another Russian cosmonaut.

The crew plans to film segments of a new movie titled "Challenge" about a surgeon summoned to rush to the space station to save a crew member who suffers a heart condition.

Speaking at a news conference at the Russian launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Peresild acknowledged that the training for the mission was grueling but described it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-russia-crew-blast-1st-movie.html

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Russian crew docks at ISS to film first movie in space (Update)

A Russian actress and director on Tuesday arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) in a bid to best the United States and film the first movie in orbit.

The Russian crew is set to beat a Hollywood project that was announced last year by "Mission Impossible" star Tom Cruise together with NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Actress Yulia Peresild, 37, and film director Klim Shipenko, 38, took off from the Russia-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan as scheduled.

But they belatedly docked at the ISS at 1222 GMT after veteran cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov switched to manual control.

"Welcome to the ISS!" Russia's space agency Roscosmos said on Twitter.

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-russian-crew-blast-movie-space.html

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HSlim

Couldn't we have just left this at

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mesuma
On 10/12/2021 at 5:14 PM, HSlim said:

Couldn't we have just left this at

Russia to beat Tom Cruise? 

 

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HSlim
54 minutes ago, mesuma said:

Russia to beat Tom Cruise? 

 

To tell you the truth, no idea what I was going for there.  It was a long day.

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