Russian Film Crew Took off to Shoot The Challenge-Space Movie

Elmira | 10 - 09 - 2021
Russian actor, director blasted off at the space station

A Russian film crew is all set to make the world’s first movie in orbit!

To achieve big things, you need to take the risk. A Russian actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko have rocketed into space to film a new movie in orbit on Tuesday, to beat Tom Cruise’s project, known for shooting the first movie in space. It will be a 12-day journey to film scenes of the film. Read on to learn more about the new space movie here.

Russian Movie Filmed in Space

What Was the Name of the First Feature-Length Fiction Movie Shot in Space?
  • A. Apogee of Fear
  • B. First Man
  • C. Space Between Us.
  • D. Stowaway

They traveled in the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft that is scheduled to take off at 1212 GMT at the station that orbits Earth at an elevation of about 220 miles (354 km). The Russian actress arrived at the International Space Station along with her crew members including film producer Klim Shipenko and veteran Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. The crew went to the ISS to shoot some scenes for a movie called The Challenge. The Challenge film will be recognized as the first feature-length fiction movie shot in space, according to The New York Times, t. The movie focuses on the story of the Russian doctor who wants to save the life of the cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station. The crew safely docked in orbit and completed two orbits. The launch to shoot the space movie “The challenge” puts Russia on a path to surpass a Hollywood project declared last year by Tom Cruise, Nasa, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

The Challenge- Space Movie

Klim Shipenko planned to shoot for about 35-40 minutes of a movie on the ISS. He will also take the position of art director, director, and makeup artist. Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov will be part of the movie. Dubrov and Mark Vande Hei will support and assist in the production. Shkaplerov will show up in a few scenes of the film.

 Actor Yulia Peresild stated that it was not easy psychologically, emotionally, and physically. But she thinks when they achieve their goal it won’t look bad. Yulia Peresild was picked among 3000 candidates for the role. Before their space journey, the pre-flight tradition was religiously performed by cosmonauts. They also watched the classic movie White Sun of the Desert. Shipenko and Peresild are planned to return to Earth on 17th October in a capsule along with the cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, who has been staying on the ISS for the last six months. The cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky stated, space is a place where we become pioneers and can maintain a confident position. If this project becomes successful, it will be remembered for a longer time in Russia’s space industry. The Soviets introduced the first spacecraft known as Sputnik and sent the first animal, called Laika, the first female Valentina Tereshkova and first male Yuri Gagarin into space. Compared to the Soviet era, modern Russia faced challenging situations to create something great with state funding and with the Kremlin prioritizing military spending. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated that this project will help represent Russia’s space talent and prowess. Peskov said they have been pioneers in space and such a mission helps show their achievements and space exploration in general and are beneficial for the country. Shipenko will finish filming on Earth once he completes filming in space.


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