October 5 (WNN) — A Russian actor, director and astronaut entered the International Space Station on Tuesday, where he will spend nearly two weeks to shoot the first full-length film in space.
The newcomers boarded the space station just after 11 a.m. EDT. Astronaut Anton Shkaplerov, piloting the Soyuz spacecraft, entered first, followed by actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko.
The penetration took place 260 miles over the Atlantic Ocean.
“I still am, I still think it’s all a dream,” Shipenko said after entering the space station, according to one translator. “Yes, it’s almost impossible to believe that it all actually came to fruition. I even feel like I’m still dreaming.”
Russia’s Roscosmos space agency launched the crew on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday. It landed on the space station at 8:22 a.m.
The Russian crew will be filming for 10 days of their 12-day space stay.
As he approached the space station, data indicated that the automatic docking system may have failed, so Russian controllers ordered Shkaplerov to do the docking manually.
“Do as you trained. You’ll be fine,” one controller told Shkaplerov. Shipenko and Peresild filmed some of the approaches with hand-held cameras.
film with working title the challenge, The feature, shot on location in space, will be the first feature shot on location in space, according to Russia’s TASS news agency, which tells the story of a doctor, played by Peresild, who is sent to the space station to save the life of a dying astronaut.
Most of the filming will take place on the Russian side of the space station, but a small portion will be filmed on the US side, including the cupola, which provides a 360-degree panoramic view of the outer surfaces.
Peresild revealed a concern about being in space during the live broadcast prior to opening the hatch for the space station.
“Are you trying to juice me?” According to a translator, Peresild said. “Because I don’t think I should be drinking anything right now. I’m so worried that if I open the juice, it will survive.”
NASA said Russian filmmakers would be taken by American astronauts to the American segment.
Roscosmos announced the mission after former NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted in May last year that they were “excited” to work with US action star Tom Cruise on an untitled film to be shot aboard the space station. .
As The New York Times reports, after the announcement of the Russian film project, Peresild was hurried through training that began in the spring after the auditions, and the mission was greenlighted to be carried forward by medical and security experts. The light was given.
On its website, the Russian space agency said that the mission is not only the first film to be shot in orbit, but also a joint scientific and educational project between Russian state TV Channel One, Roscosmos State Corp and Yellow, Black, White Studios. .
“The project will be a clear proof that spaceflight is gradually becoming available not only to professionals, but also to an increasing number of people,” Roscosmos said. To send other specialists, such as doctors and scientists, into space in the future.
Between 35 and 40 minutes shot in space will be used in the final cut of the film, Roscosmos said, with astronauts Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov also playing roles, which arrived at the space station in April.
NASA said in a press release that Peresild and Shipenko are scheduled to return to Earth on October 16 aboard the Soyuz spacecraft.
The launch coincided with competition in the private space tourism sector with Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to commercialize space travel.
NASA said the Russian film mission, while led by the Russian state space agency, would pave the way for “expansion of commercial space opportunities to include feature film production”.
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