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Russian film director does not rule out making another space movie

Russian director Klim Shipenko said that " it doesn’t mean that it will be made soon"

MOSCOW, February 25. /TASS/. Russian director Klim Shipenko who shot Salyut-7 and The Challenge, the first-ever movie filmed in space, does not rule out making another space movie, as he himself told TASS.

"I cannot announce specific plans at this point. A third [space] movie is possible. However, it doesn’t mean that it will be made soon. Perhaps, it will take ten years," the film director said, when asked if he had plans to make another movie about space.

The Challenge was partially shot aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Shipenko, leading actress Yulia Peresild and Russian cosmonaut Anton Skaplerov launched to the orbital outpost on the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft on October 5, 2021. Cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov also took part in the film-making process. On October 17, 2021, Novitsky, Peresild and Shipenko returned to Earth in the descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft.

"I miss space," Shipenko confessed, adding: "I still dream of going to the moon." According to him, this is one of the reasons why he is mulling the possibility of making another space movie.