World's First 'Cinema Crew' Approved for Flight to ISS, Roscosmos Says
09:33 GMT 04.10.2021 (Updated: 22:29 GMT 05.10.2021)
BAIKONUR (Sputnik) - Actress Yulia Peresild, movie director Klim Shipenko, and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov will fly to the International Space Station on 5 October, the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos told Sputnik.
"The main and backup crews are approved", Roscosmos said.
Roscosmos and Russia's Channel One unveiled their plan to produce a feature movie in space last November.
The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft with Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, film director Klim Shipenko, and actress Yulia Peresild is going to be launched on 5 October. Shipenko and Peresild will focus on shooting the feature film "Challenge" on the ISS, and afterward will head back to Earth aboard the Soyuz MS-18 along with cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky on 17 October.