An actress and film director has returned to Earth after spending nearly two weeks in space making a film on the International Space Station.
Julia Persild and Kalim Shifanuk came out of the Russian capsule smiling after landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan with cosmonaut Oleg Nowitzki inside.
Two of the group went on a rampage on October 5 for a 12-day trip to film clips called “The Challenge,” which, according to the Russian space agency Ruscosmos, will help pull the “crop cream” into shape.
The film focuses on the story of a doctor, played by Persilde, who is asked to go to the space station to save the life of a cosmonaut
Roscosmos cosmonauts Mr. Nowitzki and Peter Dubrov, who were already on board the ISS when the crew docked, and Anton Shakplarov, who traveled to the ISS with Presild, also participated in filming the scenes, which were staged at the venue by Shifanko.
In total, it took about 35-40 minutes of screen time on the track.
Analysts said the Russian film was slated to be the first to be shot in space before a Hollywood project was announced earlier this year, featuring actor Tom Cruise, NASA and Spice X.
The capsule landed on schedule at 5.35am UK time on Sunday morning after a three and a half hour journey from the ISS company.
Ground crews extracted the three from the capsule and placed them in nearby seats as they adapted to pull the weight before leading them to a medical tent for examination.
They all looked healthy and cheerful as Radiant Radish was holding a bouquet of white flowers as journalists gathered around her.
Roscosmos said the actress and director’s recovery will last about a week and their first press conference will take place on Tuesday.
Seven astronauts – the Russian Mr. Shakplarov and Dubrov; Americans Mark and Anda Hay, Shane Cambro and Megan MacArthur; Thomas ruled from the European Space Agency; Waki Hoshide Japanese – Stay aboard the space station.