Today at 7:35 am Moscow time, 37-year-old actress Yulia Peresild and 38-year-old director Klim Shipenko, led by cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, landed near the Kazakh city of Zhezkazgan on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft. Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, who went to the ISS with the film crew, stayed there for another six months.
According to the actress, upon returning to Earth, she even experienced sadness – she did not want to part with space.
Well, fine, fine. We landed well today. Everything was more than normal. Oleg is great. It's not scary with him. I do not know. In fact, I am in a slightly sad mood today, because it seemed to us that 12 days was a lot, and when it was all over, I didn't want to leave. After all, it is clear that it was only once,
– said the actress on the First Channel.
Julia Peresild, Anton Shkaplerov, Klim Shipenko and the ISS crew
The crew was greeted by the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin and the general director of Channel One Konstantin Ernst.
Onsite, the film crew underwent a medical examination. Today Peresild and Shipenko will go on a special flight to the Moscow region. On October 19 they will give their first press conference after their flight.
The crew spent 12 days in space. There Peresild and Shipenko filmed the film “Challenge”. It became the first feature film to be filmed on the ISS. According to the script of the film, a female doctor undergoes emergency training for a space flight in order to save the life of an astronaut who cannot return to Earth for medical reasons.
Peresild and Shipenko had been preparing for the flight for four months. Their training included hypoxic training, tests on a centrifuge, vibration bench, familiarization flights on an airplane in zero gravity, parachute training, and much more.
Julia Peresild, Anton Shkaplerov and Klim Shipenko