Russian actress and film director He spent 12 days aboard the ISS filming the first feature film in space He returned to Earth this Sunday morning (17).
Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, which The film bore actress Yulia Peresild, 37, and director Klim Shipenko, 38.The plane with cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky touched down in Kazakhstan at 1:36 a.m. Brasilia time, according to images transmitted by the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
Coming off the ship, he looked tired, but, he smiled, greeted the cameras and people present, before being taken for a medical check-up. Yulia Peresild, the actress who starred in the film and was chosen from among 3,000 candidates, took out the machine to applaud before receiving a bouquet of flowers.
The actress said she was “sad” to leave the space station. “It seemed like 12 days would be a very long time, but when it was over I didn’t want to leave,” he told Russian television. “It is a unique experience.” The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, greeted the cosmonaut Novitsky, who was the first to leave the ship, and said to him: “It’s okay!”
Russian filmmakers departed for the International Space Station on October 5 from the Russian Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, accompanied by cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. Rogozin previously posted photos of his crew as they headed to the landing site in ten helicopters. “It’s a huge job. We are glad that the crew is comfortable, it is comfortable. The ship did not fall sideways, and it is better to retreat,” Rogozin said.
With the tentative title “Challenge”, the film managed to surpass A similar project from the United States, starring Tom Cruise And it must be directed by Doug Lyman, who actually made “No Limite do Tomorrow” with the actor. NS The Russian film will show a surgeon aboard the International Space Station Who must save an astronaut.
In addition to Shkaplerov, two other cosmonauts also appear as extras. This project reminds, to some extent, the competition in space between the Soviet Union and the United States, 60 years after the Russian Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space.
The Russian agency Roscosmos revealed this project last year after announcing the filming of the movie with Cruise, which was promoted in cooperation with NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
The flight of Russian filmmakers to the International Space Station has not been without accidents. Shkaplerov had to dock the ship manually in the space lab. While Russian observers on Friday were testing the Soyuz MS-18 capsule that was supposed to bring them back to Earth this weekend, the engines suddenly energized, relocating the International Space Station, without posing any danger.
Shipenko began recording before he reached the International Space Station. The beginning of her recording took place during the pairing, where the actress helped Shkaplerov. Her return to Earth was recorded by a camera crew and she will also appear in the film, explained to AFP Konstantin Ernst, owner of Russian producer Pervi Canal, who co-produced the film.
This project has flourished in a time of space euphoria for the non-scientific sectors, with recreational trips doubling in recent months into space, such as It was performed by American billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos.
The Russian space sector, which was the Soviet Union’s crown jewel in sending the first man and woman into space, has been shaken in recent years by corruption scandals and technical failures, and lost its monopoly on cosmonaut travel to the International Space Station. Roscosmos hopes this film will improve its image.
Although space missions often generate images, from human first steps on the moon in 1969 to the social media posts of French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, no fictional movie has ever been filmed in space. In addition to this feature film, Roscosmos is also planning to take a Japanese billionaire to the International Space Station and thus participate in the space tourism business.
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