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Russian crew take off for ISS to film 1st movie is space

Moscow, Oct 5 (EFE).- The Russian spaceship Soyuz MS-19 carrying astronaut Antón Shkaplerov, actress Yulia Peresild and filmmaker Klim Shipenko on Tuesday was launched into space heading to the International Space Station to film the first-ever movie in space.

The spacecraft took off at 08:55 GMT from the Russian Baikonur Cosmodrome, located in Kazakhstan, according to the live broadcast of the Russian space agency. It is expected to reach the ISS in three hours and 17 minutes.

The recording will begin immediately after the spacecraft is put into orbit eight minutes after launch, and will last for 12 days. The crew is to return to earth on 17 October.

The film tells the story of a doctor, played by Peresild, who heads into space to save a cosmonaut, Shkaplerov.

Russia is the world’s first country to start shooting a film in the orbit, beating Hollywood, which also planned to shoot a movie in space in 2021 involving actor Tom Cruise, NASA, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX company.

The Russian film is part of a scientific and educational project that includes plans to shoot a series of documentaries.

These movies will be about companies in the space and rocket industry, and the specialists involved in the production of launches, spacecraft and terrestrial space infrastructure. EFE


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