Moscow, Oct 5: A Russian actor and a film director have rocketed to space on a mission to make the world’s first movie in orbit.

“The #SoyuzMS19 spacecraft successfully reaches orbit. Cosmonaut @Anton_Astrey and spaceflight participants Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko are on their way to the International Space Station! The docking will take place in 3 hours – at 12:12 UTC,” tweeted Russian space agency Roscosmos.

Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko blasted off Tuesday for the International Space Station in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft together with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, a veteran of three space missions. Their Soyuz MS-19 lifted off as scheduled from the Russian space launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Peresild and Klimenko are to film segments of a new Russian movie titled Challenge, in which a surgeon played by Peresild rushes to the space station to save a crew member who suffers a heart condition. After 12 days on the space outpost, they are set to return to Earth with another Russian cosmonaut.

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with inputs from PTI



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