Russian filmmakers take to the ground from the space station

A Soyuz space capsule with a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has been separated from the International Space Station and is on its way to Earth

MOSCOW – A Soyuz space capsule with a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has been separated from the International Space Station and is on its way to Earth.

The separation took place according to plan at 0115 GMT Sunday with Oleg Novitskiy, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko on board in a descent of approximately 3 1/2 hours.

Actress Peresild and film director Shipenko rocketed to the space station on October 5 for a 12-day period at the station to film segments of a movie titled “Challenge,” in which a surgeon played by Peresild rushes to the space station to save a crew member who need an emergency operation in circulation. Novitskiy, who spent more than six months aboard the space station, plays the ailing cosmonaut in the film.

The space capsule is to land in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

Seven astronauts remain aboard the space station: Russia’s Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov; Americans Mark Vande Hi, Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur; Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency; and Japan’s Aki Hoshide.

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