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Russian film crew safely returns to Earth after shooting at ISS

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Russian film crew safely returns to Earth after shooting at ISS


18.10.2021

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The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft safely landed with the film crew on board - actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko. They spent 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS) shooting the Challenge - the 1st movie to have been filmed in space, RIA Novosti reports.

On the ISS, film crew got acquainted with an international team, which included cosmonauts from Russia, and astronauts from the USA, Japan and France. Peresild, Shipenko and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky left the station at 4.14 am (Moscow time), the flight took more than three hours.


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The descent vehicle landed on the territory of Kazakhstan as scheduled, it was promptly found and taken under guard by a special service. After a medical examination, the film crew and the cosmonaut were transported to the Moscow region. Roscosmos announced that they were doing well.

In her first interview after the descent, the actress said that she was sad to say goodbye to space and the ISS. Earlier, Klim Shipenko said that it was planned to shoot about 30 to 40 minutes of the film's time in orbit. The movie tells a story of a doctor who flies into space to help a cosmonaut.

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