Actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko, who spent 12 days aboard the Space Station to shoot the first film in space, have returned to Earth. The Russian Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft carrying Peressild, Chipenko and the cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky arrived in Kazakhstan at 04:36, the scheduled time, according to live images broadcast by the Russian space agency.
Ahead of a competing American project with Tom Cruise, actress Yulia Peressild, 37, and director Klim Chipenko, 38, took off on October 5 from the Russian cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, together with veteran cosmonaut Anton Chkaplerov.
Their film, tentatively titled “The Challenge”, will feature a surgeon who travels aboard the ISS on a mission to save the life of a cosmonaut. Two Russian cosmonauts currently stationed on the ISS and Chkaplerov will appear in the film as extras.