The Russian space broadcasted a live footage showing the return of a Russian actress and a film director to Earth after spending twelve days on the International Space Station (ISS). They had been filming the scenes for the first movie in orbit.
Russian film actress Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko landed as scheduled on Kazakhstan's steppe at 0436 GMT.
They were brought back to earth by cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, who was on the space station for the past six months.
Russian space agency Roscosmos tweeted, "The descent vehicle of the crewed spacecraft Soyuz MS-18 is standing upright and is secure. The crew are feeling good!"
The Russian filmmakers were launched off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan earlier this month. They traveled to the ISS to film scenes for movie 'The Challenge'.
The plot of the movie has been kept a secret but it is known that it centres around a surgeon who is dispatched to the ISS to save a cosmonaut.
As per information, Shkaplerov along with the two other Russian cosmonauts who were already aboard on the ISS and is known to have cameo roles in the film. The mission had small breaks on its path. When the Russian flight controllers on Friday conducted a test on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, the ship's thruster fired unexpectedly and eventually destabilised the ISS for 30 minutes.
If this project becomes successful, then the Russian crew will get a huge Hollywood project which was announced last year by Tom Cruise and will work along with NASA and SpaceX