In a first of its kind, a Russian film crew blasted off for the International Space Station on Tuesday (October 5), to shoot a movie in space. The launch to shoot the movie ‘The challenge’ makes Russia the first country in the world to film a movie in the international space station.
Actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko of the crew rocketed to the space in the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft along with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov.
The Soyuz MS-19 took off as scheduled at 1:55 p.m. (0855 GMT) from the Russian space launch facility at Baikonur in Kazakhstan and arrived at the station after about three and a half hours. This move puts Russia on course to beat the United States in the latest chapter of the space race.
Earlier, last year, NASA announced that actor Tom Cruise planned to blast off on a SpaceX rocket for a Hollywood film.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 08 October 2021, 09:50 AM IST
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