Action, camera, and space! Don’t miss RT’s coverage as the Russian crew responsible for the first-ever feature film shot in space begins their journey back to Earth.

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Action, camera, and space! Don’t miss RT’s coverage as the Russian crew responsible for the first-ever feature film shot in space begins their journey back to Earth.

On October 17, experienced cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky, along with film director Klim Shipenko and actress Yulia Peresild, will return from the International Space Station (ISS). The two launched into orbit on Tuesday of last week, making history as the first humans to film a feature-length film in space. The next film, dubbed ‘The Challenge,’ is a collaboration between Russia’s TV Channel 1 and Roscosmos, the country’s space agency.

Peresild plays a heart surgeon who is recruited to go to the International Space Station to do an emergency surgery on a crew member. During their 12-day stay in space, she and Shipenko are scheduled to record enough video to occupy 35-40 minutes of screen time.

Roscosmos agreed to the initiative in the hopes of demonstrating that space is more accessible and safe today than it was in the early days of exploration, similar to SpaceX’s all-civilian Inspiration4 mission launched last month.

On Sunday, starting at 3:30 a.m. GMT, RT will chronicle the return of the MS-18 and the pioneering filmmakers. Join us in sharing our enthusiasm for them and their work.

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