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Russian actress, director blast off from Baikonur to film first movie on International Space Station

Christian Fernsby |
A famous Russian actress and an award-winning director are heading to the International Space Station (ISS) to shoot what is being described as the first fictional movie to be filmed in space.

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Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko, along with a Russian crew of two cosmonauts, rocketed to space onboard a Soyuz MS-19 craft from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome on October 5, with docking expected later in the day.

The crew plans to film segments of a drama titled Vyzov (Challenge) that will tell the story of a female surgeon's mission to perform an operation on a cosmonaut who suffers a heart condition. â– 


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