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Russian film crew returns to earth

DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Oct 18, 2021, 1:31 pm IST
Updated Oct 18, 2021, 1:31 pm IST
Russian actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko, who were in space to shoot a film, returns
Russian film crew
 Russian film crew

The duo was expected to come back to earth on Sunday after spending 12 days in the International Space Station (ISS), shooting scenes for the first movie in orbit. If the project stays on track, the Russian crew will beat a Hollywood project announced last year by Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise with NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Earlier this month, actress Yulia Peresild, 37, and film director Klim Shipenko, 38, blasted off from the Russia-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, travelling to the ISS with veteran cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov to film scenes for The Challenge. Shkaplerov, 49, and two Russian cosmonauts who were already aboard the ISS are said to have cameo roles in the film. And when Russian flight controllers on Friday conducted a test on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft set to ferry the crew back to Earth, the ship’s thruster fired unexpectedly and destabilised the ISS for 30 minutes, a NASA spokesman told the Russian news agency TASS.

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