Yulia Peresild Set To Become The First Actor To Film In Space

Russian Movie In Space
Russian Movie In Space: Yulia Peresild is a Russian stage and film actor who has set off to the International Space Station (ISS) with the aim of making the first movie Challenge in orbit.

As per reports, the Russian crew consisting of actor Yulia Peresild, director Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov have taken off to the International Space Station (ISS) which is a modular space station in low Earth orbit.

The film made will be of major historical significance as it will be the first film made in orbit. According to AFP News Agency, the trio embarked upon the Soyuz MS-19 spaceship which will take off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

The International Space Station (ISS) tweeted a video of the take-off, captioned, “The Soyuz MS-19 rocket with three Russian crewmates aboard launched at 4:55am ET today to the station under clear blues skies in Kazakhstan.”

In a recent update, Chris Bergin, the managing director of NASA Space Flight (NSF) tweeted that the spaceship has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS). The Tweet said, “Anton went ahead and parked it! Capture and Docking confirmed. Soyuz MS-19 has arrived at the ISS despite KURS docking issues.”

The film is titled Challenge, which will see Peresild as a surgeon who rushes to the space station in order to save a crew member suffering from a heart condition. After spending twelve days on the space outpost, they are set to return to Earth with another Russian cosmonaut.

The movie reportedly required the actor to take up training so as to be able to travel.

In a conference, the 37-year-old said, “It was psychologically, physically and morally hard,” she said. “But I think that once we achieve the goal, all that will seem not so difficult and we will remember it with a smile.”

The actor posted a picture on Instagram captioned, “Today our final reading and analysis of the script of the film “Challenge” on Earth took place. The next read will already be in space. We are glad. And ready. Although, of course, we are worried. Therefore, we support each other all the time. ”

“No one else has had such an experience. It is always difficult, scary, but very interesting to be pioneers! Looking forward to seeing the exciting New Space! We fly there with open hearts! And we dream that the Cosmos will accept us too ❤️❤️❤️”

Feature Image Credits: Daily Mail

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