Russia has announced the crew team for the first-ever film shoot in International Space Station. Russia is planning to send an actor and director to the ISS in October.
The actor, 36-year-old Yulia Peresild, and director, 37-year-old Klim Shipenko has been selected for the space film titled “Challenge”. Peresild has appeared in more than Russian films, while Shipenko’s 2020 file “Serf” was one of Russia’s utmost-earning films.
The film “Challenge” is going to describe a story of a female surgeon flying to ISS, who will have to accomplish an operation on a sick cosmonaut whose medical condition does not allow him to return to earth.
Starting from June 1, all the crew members will undergo special training, including “centrifuge tests, vibration stand tests … flights on a zero-gravity plane,” as well as parachute training. The training will be documented by Channel One, Russia’s main TV channels.
“Filming will take place at the International Space Station. The start of the expedition is scheduled for 5 October 2021 from the Baikonur cosmodrome on the Soyuz MS-19 manned transport spacecraft,” Russia’s Roscosmos space agency said in a statement.
Dmitry Rogozin, the director-general of Roscosmos, is one of the co-producer of the film and also aims to make Russia as the first country in the world to shoot the movie in space