Yulia Peresild and Kilm Shipenko took off together with an astronaut to the International Space Station, where they will stay 12 days
The world’s first film made in orbit ready for launch. This morning Russian actress and director Yulia Peresild and Kilm Shipenko they left for the International Space Station together with Anton Shkaplerov, an experienced astronaut who already has three space missions under his belt: took off from Kazakhstan aboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-19, actress and director will spend 12 days on the ISS to shoot some scenes of a movie entitled Challenge, in which the protagonist, a surgeon played by Peresild, has the task of saving an astronaut suffering from heart disease, by going into space and operating him at zero gravity.
Yulia Peresild, 37, then the first star to embark on a space journey, snatching the primacy from Tom Cruise, who last year announced a similar film project to be made together with NASA in 2021, and also from Captain Kirk William Shatner, an actor who should leave in days with Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. In this way, Russia aims to beat the United States over time by scoring a new space record.
— Oleg Novitskiy (@novitskiy_iss) October 5, 2021
Peresild and Shipenko started in May on training path in order to undertake the mission: the director, who also lost 15 kilos to go to space, will have the task of doing at the same time the operator, the make-up artist and the set designer for the scenes in space which, according to the script, should occupy approx 35-40 minutes of the total duration of the film.
October 5, 2021 (change October 5, 2021 | 17:23)