A Soyuz area capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour journey from the Worldwide Area Station
MOSCOW — A Soyuz area capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour journey from the Worldwide Area Station.
The capsule, descending below a red-and-white striped parachute after getting into Earth’s environment, landed upright within the steppes of Kazakhstan on schedule at 0435 GMT Sunday with Oleg Novitskiy, Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko aboard.
Actress Peresild and movie director Shipenko rocketed to the area station on Oct. 5 for a 12-day stint to movie segments of a film titled “Problem,” through which a surgeon performed by Peresild rushes to the area station to avoid wasting a crew member who wants an pressing operation in orbit. Novitskiy, who spent greater than six months aboard the area station, is to star because the ailing cosmonaut within the film.
After the touchdown, which despatched plumes of mud flying excessive within the air, floor crews will extract the three area flyers from the capsule whereas nonetheless strapped of their seats and set them exterior as they modify to the pull of gravity. They then shall be taken to a medical tent for examination.
Seven astronauts stay aboard the area station: Russia’s Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov; Individuals Mark Vande Hei, Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur; Thomas Pesquet of the European Area Company; and Japan’s Aki Hoshide.