MEXICO CITY.- The Russian Cosmonaut Preparation Center revealed that the film “The Challenge” will be the first to be filmed in outer space, everything will take place next October.
This became known after the Russian medical commission authorized director Kim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild to be “fit for space flight”, she is one of the most recognized figures in Russia.
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The filming will also be accompanied by a renowned cosmonaut, Anton Shkaplerov, it will take place on the International Space Station (ISS). He will even be the commander and engineer on board the flight.
The physical preparation of these three characters began last May, it was even shorter than usual, both for space tourists and for the astronaut.
They also had to get used to the zero-gravity conditions at the station and learn how to react correctly in the event of an emergency landing on return to earth.
The real objective of the preparation was for everyone to know the systems of the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, the same one they will board, and the Russian segment of the orbital platform on which the film will be shot.
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The film mission is scheduled for the beginning of October and will last about 12 days, the takeoff will take place from the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan.
It is worth mentioning that in case something unforeseen arises, the film production already has alternates for the actress, the director and the cosmonaut.
With information from EFE