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Russia beats US in race to shoot first movie in space

Telegraph, 05 Oct 2021
A Russian crew of two cosmonauts, a movie director and an actress took off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday to shoot the first movie in space, the latest twist in decades of Russia-US space rivalry.

The four launched on a Soyuz MS-19 craft at 08:55 GMT on their way to the station, which orbits Earth at an altitude of around 220 miles (354 km).

The 12-day Russian mission follows the launch of the first all-civilian crew aboard a rocket and capsule developed by SpaceX, which was founded by businessman Elon Musk.

Read more on this story: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/10/05/russia-beats-tom-cruise-race-shoot-first-movie-space/

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