A Russian film crew making the first movie in space returned to Earth on Sunday after spending nearly two weeks at the International Space Station.
The Soyuz MS-18 space capsule carrying actor Yulia Peresild, 37, and director Klim Shipenko, 38, landed in a remote area outside of western Kazakhstan at 7:35 a.m, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said.
“I’m in a bit of a sad mood today,” Peresild, who is best known for her role in the 2015 film “Battle for Sevastopol,” told local media upon landing.
“That’s because it had seemed that 12 days was such a long period of time, but when it was all over, I didn’t want to bid farewell,” she said.
Footage captured by Russian state TV showed the reentry capsule descending under its parachute to touch down on the vast Kazakh steppe.
The landing was also captured for scenes of the movie, which has the working title of “Challenge,” the BBC reported.
The space mission comes after 90-year-old actor William Shatner boarded a rocketship last week flown by billionaire Jeff Bezos’s company Blue Origin.
With Post wires
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