Russian actress and film director travel to the International Space Station (ISS) for a 12-day shoot The first fictional film in space They returned to Earth this Sunday.
Julia Perseild, 37 and Director Climb to Shipenko38, aboard the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft with astronaut Oleg Novitsky. Landed on the stairs in Kazakhstan this morningAs reported by the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
“The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft landed vertically and it was safe. The crew was good,” Roscosmos said on Twitter.
When leaving the ship, Shipenko looked at the cameras and the occupants before being brought in for a medical examination.
Julia Perseild, who plays the main character in the film, He set out to applaud with the help of the ship before receiving a bouquet of flowers.
“We landed very well today. Oleg is great. It’s not scary to fly with him. Of course, I’m a little sad today, it seemed like 12 days long, but it was all over. It’s hard to say hello. Of course it is It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, ”she said. More than 3,000 applicants were selected for the casting.
Cosmonaut Novitsky, the first to leave the ship, was greeted by Dmitry Rogosin, chief of Roscosmos, who said, “All is well!”
Russian filmmakers They left for the ISS on October 5th With astronaut Anton Schaplerov from Baikonur, the Russian space center in Kazakhstan.
Cinematic space competition
The filmHas a temporary title “Challenge”This is the first time it has been shot in space. Russian filmmakers were expecting a similar project to be announced by American film actor Tom Cruise. In collaboration with NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, it promotes space travel and competes with other entrepreneurs, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson.
“Challenge” Will tell the story of a surgeon (Perceild) of ISS Who should save an astronaut?.
The return to Earth was recorded by a camera crew and will also appear in the film, Konstantin Ernest, owner of the Russian network Pervy Canal, which co-produced the film, told AFP.
In addition to this feature film, Roscosmos also plans to bring a Japanese billionaire to the ISS Accordingly, participate in the space tourism business.