The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carried Project Vyzor film crew, director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild, as well as cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov.
“Space is where we become pioneers and, in spite of everything, we maintain a very confident position. For our country, a journey that publicizes our achievements and popularizes the space theme in general is a journey,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday (5). very beautiful”.
The film “The Challenge” tells about a doctor, played by Peresild, who needs to go to an orbital station to save the life of an astronaut.
The Russian mission, which will last 12 days, began after the first civilian crew aboard SpaceX, founded by businessman Elon Musk. However, the Russians will be the first to make a movie in space – earlier this year, actor Tom Cruise, along with NASA and SpaceX, announced their own space project.
The first feature film in space
Peresild and Shipenko, who are known in Russia, were chosen after the Russian space agency, Roscosmos, opened a competition for candidates in November.
The two civilians underwent rigorous training before their space flight. With the substitutions, the actress and director prepared by performing centrifugal and vibration tests, zero-gravity training flights, and parachute training.
The crew trained in photography, photography, and the use of the equipment they would interact with on the space station.
Other astronauts on board, including Novitskiy, will help and be a part of the film crew, since their resources are more limited in the space environment. The astronauts’ schedules on the space station are already well defined so that they can work on the experiments and take care of necessary maintenance tasks and other priorities.
According to Roscosmos, the film is part of a “large-scale scientific and educational project,” which includes a series of documentaries to be shot about rockets, space manufacturers, and experts involved in manufacturing launch vehicles, spacecraft and terrestrial space infrastructure. .
“The project will become a clear example that spaceflight is gradually becoming available not only to professionals, but also to an increasingly wide range of interested parties,” says the Russian Space Agency.
(*With information from Ashley Strickland, from CNN)
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