Russia launches movie actress and producer to space for cosmic film shoot

Russia launches movie actress and producer to space for cosmic film shoot


Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (C), along with film director Klim Shipenko (R) and actress Yulia Peresild (L) poses for a photo ahead of the launch of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, on October 05, 2021 in Moscow, Russia. | Photo by Roscosmos Press Service/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Early this morning, a trio of Russians launched to the International Space Station on a Soyuz spacecraft, but two of these fliers were no ordinary cosmonauts. Included in the crew was a Russian actress named Yulia Peresild and a film producer named Klim Shipenko, who have just docked at the station to film scenes for an upcoming movie. With their arrival, they’re the first multiperson film crew to visit the ISS.

Peresild and Shipenko will stay on the station for just 12 days, filming scenes for a movie called The Challenge. The movie revolves around a Russian doctor, played by Peresild, who must travel to the space station to treat a sick cosmonaut. Producer Shipenko will be working on filming and lighting. The two flew to space along…

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