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The film production company plans to have an operating studio in orbit in space by 2024


Space To travel is experiencing arguably its most significant moment since the space race. After several years, government activity on the subject has increased considerably after a kind of lull, especially in view of other missions to the Moon and beyond.

But perhaps even more important is the increased presence of the private sector in space. Many commercial spaceflights have already been made, and many more are expected to follow. Other industries have also been interested in making their mark in the space, including the movie industry.

A movie studio should be in orbit by 2024

Space Entertainment Enterprise, often referred to as “SEE”, has moved forward on a new project. He contracted Axiom Space to build a module that will serve as a studio for filming Movies in the space. The goal is for the studio, known as SEE-1, to be completed and launched by December 2024, CNBC reports. In addition to filmmaking, hopes are high that it can host other projects, including sporting events and concerts.

Initially, SEE-1 is to be attached to the International Space Station, according to Spaceflight Insider. The current design of the module is that it is inflatable and spherical in shape. At full expansion, SEE-1 would be about 20 feet in diameter.

Eventually he, along with other Axiom creations, would detach from the ISS. After separation, they would become a new orbiting spacecraft named Axiom Station.

Space Entertainment Enterprise was officially founded last year. It is owned by husband and wife production team Dmitry and Elena Lesnevsky. In collaboration with NASA, SEE plans to shoot a film in space soon.

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Whether or not that is before their studio launch remains to be seen. No official title for the upcoming film has been announced.

Axiom Space is one of many companies hoping to make a splash in the booming space tourism market. The company is not the only one aiming to soon have a private operational space station in orbit.

Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and Nanoracks have also started taking steps in this direction.

It is not known exactly when any or all of the private sector space stations would be operational. But authorities apparently hope it will be before 2030.

A Russian film has already been partially shot in space

SEE probably hoped their film would have a specific historical distinction that it would be the first such scripted production to be at least partially produced in space. The finished product would still be impressive, but of course the first.

In 2021, a Russian film crew successfully boarded the ISS. There they worked on their film, known in English as “The Challenge” or “Doctor’s House Call”, slated for release in 2022.

The film’s plot would center around performing emergency heart surgery in space.

Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov led the flight to the ISS and is set to make an appearance in the film. Among those who made the spaceflight was actress Yulia Peresild, one of Russia’s biggest stars. Just like veteran cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, who is expected to play an important role in “The Challenge”. The same goes for American astronaut Mark T. Vande Hei and Russian cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov. Both were aboard the ISS when the film crew arrived and helped with production.