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Russian crew of first film shot in space returned to Earth (PHOTOS)

14:00, 17 October 2021
Russian crew of first film shot in space returned to Earth (PHOTOS) Photo: Сергей Савостьянов/ТАСС

Klim Shipenko and Yulia Peresild left the International Space Station and reached the ground after capturing a series of scenes for the upcoming movie called The Challenge.


Director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild have successfully landed in Kazakhstan after almost two weeks of filming several scenes for the first movie ever shot in space. The cinema team was accompanied by cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy. They spent a total of 12 days in space.

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The landing took place at the scheduled time in the afternoon in the Kazakhstan steppe not far from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Russian crew of first film shot in space returned to Earth (PHOTOS)
Russian crew of first film shot in space returned to Earth (PHOTOS)
Russian crew of first film shot in space returned to Earth (PHOTOS)

The squad will be taken to Zvyozdny Gorodok’s (Star City) hospital for post-flight rehabilitation. They will recover for at least a week but it has already been announced that they will give a press conference on October 19.

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Before returning to the Earth, the team recorded a farewell video that has been published by the ISS account on Twitter. Peresild’s weightless hairdo is bound to prove that the scenes have actually been shot in space to dissolve rumors and conspiracy theories claiming that it was shot on Earth.

Yulia Peresild gave a short speech after the landing in which she unveiled that she did not want to return.

“In fact, I am a bit sad today, because I thought that 12 days was a lot. But when the flight was about to end I did not want to leave. Obviously, this only happens once in your life.”

The Challenge is a story of a doctor (Peresild) who has to perform heart surgery in space to save sick Cosmonaut Ivanov (Novitsky) who cannot be taken to Earth to receive treatment.