A completely unique project is being implemented by Russia on the ISS. The Russians are the first in space again – filming has begun in orbit. Actress Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko work together with the astronauts. However, skeptics cannot do without, but history has already confirmed the failure of the United States.
The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle was launched from Baikonur on Tuesday, October 5 at 11:55 Moscow time. She delivered the world’s first film crew to the ISS. A feature film about a woman doctor who flies into orbit to rescue an astronaut will be filmed at the station. The main role is played by the actress Yulia Peresild, and the director is Klim Shipenko.
The actress and director will spend 12 days in orbit and return to Earth on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft. In the meantime, those who arrived at the station share their first impressions:
Everything was new for us today. Every ten seconds brought something different, new. We just met with everyone who already lives here, on the ISS, a long time ago. Now we will get acquainted. It still seems to me that I am now asleep, – said Yulia Peresild.
Director Klim Shipenko added that everything that happened was a pleasant shock for them:
Awareness of where we are, I think, will come with time.
The most intense minutes of the flight. The guys will be in orbit very soon. Photo: Roscosmos / Globallookpress
By the way, the Kremlin spoke touchingly about the journey of our guys. Commenting on the historic flight, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov noted that space activities are mainly focused on science, but such flights are also important. According to him, in the Kremlin, together with all citizens, “they are also watching and worried about the cosmonauts” and wish “a successful continuation of the flight.”
It is unlikely that Yulia and Klim now think that they, like Yuri Gagarin, became the first in space – at least in their status. Rather, both are euphoric from an amazing trip. But the British, as it turned out, decided to once again pry their American partners, talking about the Russians in space …
“That cheeky Tom Cruise …”
The British edition of the Daily Mail has published a lot of material on the bold project of the Russians.
Tom Cruise will not become the first movie star to be in space: Russian actress Yulia Peresild will fly to the ISS to shoot scenes in orbit – such a loud name was given to their article by journalists.
Readers also made fun of Hollywood’s failed ambitious plans. “Thank God you can imagine this cheeky Tom Cruise talking from space, chatting about the environment and Scientology,” writes one commentator. “I don’t know who the Russian actress is, but good luck to her.”
While the British mock Tom Cruise, the Russians are preparing to fly. Photo: Roscosmos / Globallookpress
Many noted the external data of Julia Peresild – the British call her a beauty and emphasize that, in comparison with graceful Russians, Englishwomen are too stocky.
And some called to honestly admit the superiority of the Russians: “History repeats itself again. Yuri Gagarin is the first man in space, now Yulia Peresild is the first space actress.” In such a situation, Cruz, the author of the commentary believes, remains only to hold on to Elon Musk, and then, perhaps, he will be able to become the first actor on the moon.
Others remind that in addition to Gagarin, Russia had several other pioneers: Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space, Alexei Leonov, who made the first spacewalk, Svetlana Savitskaya, the first woman to make a spacewalk, and many others.
By the way, “The First Russian” talked with colleagues of our new space travelers in the art workshop. Look for the comments of the singer Lev Leshchenko and the actor Konstantin Lavronenko in the special section “The First Russian”.