A Russian actor and film director left Earth in a spaceship this week to begin filming a movie. Russian officials said the film will shed light on Russia’s success in space.
Dmitry Peskov is the press secretary of President Vladimir Putin.
“We have been pioneers space and well-groomed self-confident Peskov added that space exploration is great for Russia.
Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko set off from a site in Kazakhstan on Tuesday with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. About three hours later, they reached the International Space Station, where they would stay for 12 days.
The next movie is called Challenge. It tells the story of a doctor who rushes to the space station to help an astronaut with a heart problem.
The passengers had four months to prepare for space travel.
Peresild said that training for the trip was difficult. However, once they achieve their goals, “all of this will not seem so difficult and we will remember it with a smile,” he said.
Shipenko said he would finish the movie at home after shooting in space. Two other Russian cosmonauts already on the space station will also perform in the film.
Dmitry Rogozin heads the Russian space agency Roscosmos and was a key force behind the project.
“Space deserves to be shown in a more professional and artistic way,” he said.
Rogozin said he arranged scenario to accurately represent himself the realities of space travel. “We describe some real emergencies that could happen out there,” he said.
Oleg Novitskiy is an experienced Russian cosmonaut. He will play the character with a heart problem in the movie. When this is done, the Soyuz spacecraft will return to the captain’s seat and bring the actor and director back to Earth.
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Dan Friedell adapted this story for Learning English based on a report from The Associated Press. Caty Weaver was the editor.
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The Words in This Story
pioneer – n. new ideas, methods, etc. A person who helps create or improve.
self-confident – adj. having a feeling or belief that you can do something well or be successful at something
scenario – n. a game, movie, television show, etc. written format.