Russian film crew returned to Earth after 12 days shooting a 40-minute scene in space


Karaganda, Kazakhstan: For the first time, a film has been shot in space. The Russian film crew went to the International Space Station 12 days ago to shoot a scene in the film ‘Challenge’. Crew members returned to Earth on Sunday morning. The crew includes actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Schipenke, while they are accompanied by the return of Veteran Cosmonaut Olen Novitsky, who was on the ISS for 191 days.

The Space Shuttle of this team took off from the space station at 6.45 am (Indian time) on Sunday morning and made a successful landing in Kazakhstan after about three and a half hours at 10.05 am. The entire crew is said to be safe after landing.

All three were taken by a Russian helicopter to a recovery center in the city of Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Where, after recovering from the fatigue of space travel, he will be taken by plane to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, where he will be examined.

To film different scenes of ‘Challenge’, the film team filmed a 35-40 minute long sequence on the ISS while spending 12 days in space.

The film is the story of a female doctor who flies to the International Space Station to rescue an astronaut who needs immediate surgery in space. In this scene of the film, cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov, who were on the ISS, also made cameo roles.