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The Russian film crew traveled to space to shoot the world's first movie in orbit, and this project will help brighten the nation's space glory
A Russian film crew has rocketed to space to shoot the world's first movie in orbit, and this project will help brighten the nation's space glory. The movie's actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko traveled to the International Space Station in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, a veteran of three space missions.
The Soyuz MS-19 took off from the Russian space launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, and entered the space station after about 3½ hours. Shkaplerov took the necessary manual controls to easily dock the spacecraft at the space outpost after a technical glitch in an automatic docking system. The trio stated that they were doing fine and spacecraft systems were functioning correctly.
Peresild and Klimenko are to film parts of a new movie titled "Challenge". Peresild will play the role of a surgeon who will rush immediately to the space station to save a crew member who requires an urgent operation in orbit. After completing 12 days of shooting on the space outpost, they are set to return to Earth with another Russian cosmonaut.