A film in space – level 1

08-10-2021 15:00

Russia is making the first film in space.

An actor and a director travel to the International Space Station. They travel with a cosmonaut. They stay 12 days there. They make parts of the film. They do other parts of the film when they are back on Earth.

The film is called ‘The Challenge’. It is about a cosmonaut at a space station. He has heart problems. A doctor must travel to the station quickly. She must save the cosmonaut.

Hollywood actor and director Tom Cruise wants to make a film in space, too. He will work with NASA and Elon Musk. It seems that Russia is faster than Tom Cruise.

Difficult words: director (a person who tells actors in a film how to play), cosmonaut (a Russian astronaut), space station (a place in space where astronauts live and work).

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