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The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild waves after donning space suit shortly before the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild looks at a mirror after donning space suit shortly before the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew members Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, film director Klim Shipenko and actor Yulia Peresild pose after donning space suits shortly before the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew members Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, film director Klim Shipenko and actor Yulia Peresild talk with relatives and friends after donning space suits shortly before the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild gestures after donning space suit shortly before the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft carrying the crew, formed of Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, film director Klim Shipenko and actor Yulia Peresildis, is seen during its docking to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 5, 2021. Oleg Novitskiy/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew members Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, film director Klim Shipenko and actor Yulia Peresild report before departure for boarding the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild enters the ISS after docking on October 5, 2021 in this still image taken from video. Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild looks on during space suit check shortly before the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild waves from a bus as she departs for boarding the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild reacts during space suit check shortly before the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew members Russian film director Klim Shipenko and actor Yulia Peresild walk to board the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild is assisted in putting on space suit shortly before the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew members Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and actor Yulia Peresild wave farewell from a bus as they depart for boarding the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild blows a kiss after donning space suit shortly before the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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The International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian actor Yulia Peresild gestures in a bus as she departs for boarding the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 5, 2021. Andrey Shelepin/GCTC/Roscosmos/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT.
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Updated 06 October 2021

Russian actor blasts off to attempt filming a movie in space

Russian actor blasts off to attempt filming a movie in space

A Russian actress and a film director blasted off for the International Space Station on Tuesday, beating Tom Cruise in the race to shoot the first movie in space.