A Russian crew, including two cosmonauts and two film professionals, is scheduled to travel to the International Space Station early next month to shoot the first film in outer space, filmmakers said yesterday.
The crew is scheduled to launch aboard the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft on the fifth of October, to take them to the International Space Station, which orbits the Earth at an altitude of about 354 kilometers.
The launch of this crew comes just weeks after the launch of the first full civilian crew into space aboard a rocket and capsule developed by SpaceX, adding an element to the decades-old competition in spaceflight between Russia and the United States.
“This film is about the story of an ordinary person … a doctor who has nothing to do with space exploration and who has never thought about it, is offered to travel to the International Space Station,” actor and director Klim Shipenko told a news conference before the film crew left for the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. .and save the life of an astronaut.”
The two professional astronauts on the crew will also appear in the film.
“I’m not going to star in it, but I still need to figure out how to make a movie in an unusual place like outer space,” said cosmonaut Commander Anton Shkaplerov.
Actress Yulia Peresild said she learned how to be a make-up artist and fashion designer for herself.