Russia made history by releasing The Challenge, the first feature film ever shot in space. The film stars Russian actress Yulia Peresild, along with cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov.
Filming took place over 12 days in October 2021 and required several months of training for the crew to operate the necessary equipment.
Plot of “The Challenge”
The movie’s plot centers on a medical emergency on the International Space Station, where an injured cosmonaut needs immediate surgery. Peresild plays the lead role of a surgeon sent to space to perform the operation. The film, set in the near future, aims to showcase the capabilities of Russia’s space program and their contribution to the ISS’s development.
The Challenge marks a significant achievement for the Russian space program, highlighting its prominent role in the space industry. The movie is also a milestone for the entertainment industry, being the first feature film shot in space. It is expected to generate substantial interest and could pave the way for more films to be made in space.