Russian Craft Carrying Actress and Director Prepares to Dock at International Space Station

A rocket carrying an actress and a film director working on the first feature film to include scenes shot in space launched from Kazakhstan headed for the International Space Station on Tuesday, October 5.

Video streamed live by NASA shows the Soyuz craft preparing to dock.

Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov accompanied actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko on the Soyuz MS-19 rocket for the journey, which will see them spend 12 days aboard the space station filming scenes for their film, titled The Challenge.

NASA said the launch marked the “expansion of commercial space opportunities to include feature filmmaking.” Credit: NASA via Storyful

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting