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Russian film crew has been approved to fly into outer space

Russian film crew has been approved to fly into outer space

Moscow, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The Russian crew made up of film director Klim Shipenko, actress Yulia Peresild and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov received today the authorization to fly tomorrow to the International Space Station (ISS).
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‘The main and alternate crews are already approved.’ pointed the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, where, at 11:55 local time the rocket Soyuz-2,1a together with the spaceship MS-19 will be launched.

The MS-19 will take 3 hours and 18 minutes to reach the ISS where the crew will recorded the film ‘Challenge’. This one will be the first film recorded in outer space, said Sputnik.

The filming will last 12 days and the cast spent several months in the Training Center for Cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin, located in the City of the Stars outside Moscow.

According to Roscosmos the crew completed part of the habitual training follow by the cosmonauts.

The General Manager of Channel 1, Constantine Ernst, warned that the film will not be based on Science Fiction. It will be a truly representation of how the future space trips will be.

He also announced that the launch of the spacecraft will be broadcast live for the whole world on Russia’s Channel 1, ‘because it will be an impressive spectacle’.


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