Russia’s crew reenters earth after shooting first film in space aboard ISS

Russia's crew reenters earth after shooting first film in space aboard ISS
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Russia became the first country ever to shoot a film in space. The Russian actress and film director returned to earth on Sunday.

After spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS), they shot these space scenes for the first movie in orbit.

Both Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko landed on Kazakhstan’s steppe at 0436 GMT. The footage was aired live by the Russian space agency.

The Russian filmmakers had blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in ex-Soviet Kazakhstan earlier in October.

They had traveled to the ISS with a cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov to film scenes for “The Challenge”.

Russian movie’s plot has been mostly kept under wraps. Broadly speaking, it centres around a surgeon who is dispatched to the ISS to save a cosmonaut.

But as the saying goes, everything good comes at some cost. The mission came with small hitches. As the film crew docked at the ISS earlier this month, Shkaplerov had to switch to manual control.

Not only this, when the Russian flight controllers on Friday conducted a test on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft the ship’s thruster fired unexpectedly; it resulted into destabilising the ISS for 30 minutes, a NASA spokesman said.

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