According to officials, a British YouTuber has been detained at a Russian-controlled space centre in Kazakhstan.
According to the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Benjamin Rich, known for his travel channel Bald and Bankrupt, was detained near a launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
Mr Rich is being investigated for “illegal acts,” according to Dmitry Rogozin.
The Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office of the United Kingdom said it was looking into the reports.
According to Mr Rogozin, a woman named Alina Tseliupa, who is believed to be from Belarus, was also apprehended.
The two were being held at the department of internal affairs in Baikonur, around 1,100 km (680 miles) southwest of the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan, he added.
Mr Rich’s YouTube channel, which he describes as “off the map in former Soviet lands…” has more than 3.5 million subscribers.
The most recent video posted on 24 April was filmed in Syria.
All space station flights using Russian rockets are launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which is open to tourists who apply for permission from Roscosmos.
The launch complex is where the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, was launched in 1957.