Russia and the United States intend to make more films in space.
Russia and the United States are prepared to break new ground in space filming in order to support the growing commercialization of orbital spaceflight and beyond.
Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, wants to send a Russian actress, filmmaker, and cosmonaut to the International Orbit Station early next month to shoot the first full-length feature film made in space, dubbed The Challenge.
Klim Shipenko, a Russian film director, and actress Yulia Peresild will spend 12 days in orbit, 10 of which will be spent shooting the film.
The plot, according to Russia’s TASS news agency, is a thriller about a doctor (Peresild) who travels to the space station unexpectedly to save a dying cosmonaut.
According to TASS, Peresild and Shipenko also trained swiftly for their assignment, reflecting the script’s urgency.
Anton Shkaplerov, a trained cosmonaut, will lead the trip, which will be the first in decades to feature three Russian nationals flying together.
The spacecraft is being fueled days before launch.
Simultaneously, pre-launch preparations are in progress. Specialists began supplying compressed gases and fuel to the spacecraft’s integrated propulsion system today. pic.twitter.com/ZLLbwRjVCX September 21, 2021 — Anton Shkaplerov (@Anton Astrey)
“The space station resembles a large house with over 15 modules. There are always at least seven individuals there, and there will be three more when we arrive,” Shkaplerov told TASS.
Former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted in May 2020 that actor Tom Cruise would fly to the space station for a movie, prompting Roscosmos to announce the voyage. However, no date has been set for a Cruise mission.
“As the cost of launches reduces owing to competition from corporations like SpaceX and Blue Origin, more and more movies and videos will be filmed in space,” James Neihouse, a long-time IMAX movie cinematographer who has taught astronauts to shoot film in orbit, told Nokia News.
“The question is, do you really need to go to space for filming if you have a decent story?” According to Neihouse. “There are so many fantastic films made with CGI [computer-generated imagery], and by employing airplane flights to imitate zero gravity, it may not be required to carry actors to space for up to $60 million per seat.”
Meanwhile, NASA has began intensive preparation to demonstrate prospective Artemis lunar trips through the use of many high-definition cameras.
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