Russian Film Crew Shoots First Film In Space

Russian Film Crew Shoots First Film In Space

A Russian film crew has returned to Earth after filming the first movie in space. 

Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko spent 12 days on the International Space Station.

The movie, The Challenge, is set to come out in 2022.

The plot has been kept under wraps, along with the budget, but The Guardian reports that it will centre around a surgeon who is dispatched to the ISS to save a cosmonaut.

If the project stays on track, the Russian crew will beat a Hollywood project with NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

However, cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky told Russian new agency TASS: “I would, perhaps, not say that this is a space movie race. We simply did our job.”

“12 days ago, no one knew exactly how to shoot a movie in zero gravity, but Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko got used to it on the very first day,” Russian space agency Roscosmos tweeted.

Еще 12 дней назад никто точно не знал, как снимать кино в невесомости, но Юля Пересильд и Клим Шипенко освоились в первый же день.

За это время в Центре управления полетами ЦНИИмаш в режиме 24/7 дежурила наземная съемочная группа фильма #Вызов pic.twitter.com/9P6yv4jCZx

— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) October 17, 2021

The crew were taken to hospital for a medical examination following their 12 days in zero-gravity and their health has been deemed satisfactory.

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