First movie shoot in space
Part of: Prelims
Context Russian film crew returned to Earth after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS) shooting scenes for the first movie in orbit.
- The filmmakers had blasted off from the Russia-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan earlier this month, travelling to the ISS to film scenes for ‘The Challenge’ .
- The Russian movie’s plot centres around a surgeon who is dispatched to the ISS to save a cosmonaut.