Challenge Movie Means Lights… Camera… Russia! - The Cosmic Companion 10 October 2021

The first feature film to be shot in space is now filming. But, it's not the next Hollywood blockbuster - Challenge is being created in (and above) Russia!

Challenge — an upcoming Russian space film, is set to be the first ever shot away from the confines of Earth.

he Soyuz MS-19 crew, currently filming Challenge aboard the ISS. Left to right: Anton Shkaplerov, Yulia Peresild, and Klim Shipenko. Image credit: The Cosmic Companion/NASA/Roscosmos/Svklimkin/Bill Ingalls

The Challenge movie  —  an upcoming Russian space film  —  is set to be the first ever shot away from the confines of Earth.

On 5 October, engines lit beneath a mighty rocket, lifting the first-ever professional film crew into orbit. But, these filmmakers were not from Hollywood, but from Russia, set to record Challenge — an upcoming feature film.

Yulia Peresild, a 37-year-old actor, lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, together with film director Klim Shipenko, and mission captain Anton Shkaplerov.

Following a manual docking, Soyuz MS-19 reached the International Space Station slightly behind schedule, at 12:22 GMT that day. This marks the first spaceflight in 21 year where every member of the crew hailed from Russia.

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