Russian cosmonaut fired for giving space station film a rocket

Russian cosmonaut fired for giving space station film a rocket

The Times·2021-06-14 10:00

A former cosmonaut was removed from a senior management post at Russias space agency after he criticised plans to shoot the worlds first feature film on board the International Space Station.Sergei Krikalev, who spent over 800 days in space during his career, told the Open Media website that he was dismissed after he spoke out against the production of Challenge, a drama that tells the story of a female surgeon forced to operate on a cosmonaut in space.Russia last month picked a famous actress and an award-winning director to produce the ground-breaking film. Yulia Peresild, 36, and Klim Shipenko, 37, are due to fly to the ISS on a Soyuz space rocket in October. They will undergo training including centrifuge tests

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