A Russian actress and director who made the first film in space, returned to Earth on Sunday (17/10), after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS).
The Soyuz MS-18 capsule carrying Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, landed in a remote area outside western Kazakhstan at 7:35 am local time, Russia’s space agency Roscosmos said.
The crew had left the ISS three hours earlier.
Russian government TV video showed the capsule landing with a parachute in the vast steppes of Kazakhstan. A number of personnel on the ground immediately picked up the crew who came out of the capsule.
Peresild, best known for the film “Battle for Sevastopol,” said he was saddened to leave the ISS.
“I’m a bit sad today,” the 37-year-old actress told Russia’s Channel One after landing.
“At first 12 days seemed like a long time, but once it’s all over, I don’t want to part,” he said.
Peresild and Shipenko have been taken to Russia’s Star City, outside Moscow to undergo a week-long recovery after the space flight, Roscosmos said. (vm / jm)