Russian film team reaches space station

A film team has reached the International Space Station in an effort to make a feature film in outer space. It is the first to be filmed at the space station, but the U.S. also plans to eventually shoot a movie there starring Tom Cruise.

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October 6, 2021 - 10:06 AM

This combination of pictures shows a handout photo, right, taken and released on Oct. 5, 2021, by Russian Space Agency Roscosmos showing crew member, actress Yulia Peresild smiling as her spacesuit is tested prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome. And a file photo taken on Oct. 6, 2020 showing U.S. actor Tom Cruise during the filming of "Mission Impossible: Lybra" in Rome. A Russian actress and director on Oct. 5, 2021, arrived at the International Space Station in a bid to best the United States and film the first movie in orbit. The Russian crew is set to beat a Hollywood project that was announced last year by Cruise together with NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX. Photo by (Roscosmos/Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

MOSCOW — A film team has reached the International Space Station (ISS), for the world’s first effort to make a feature film in outer space.

Russian actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko took off on schedule from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

The takeoff was broadcast live from the Russian space agency Roskosmos.

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