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40 years ago - Soyuz-27
« on: 01/10/2018 10:18 AM »
The launch of Soyuz-27 is 40 years
January 10, 2018

On January 10, 1978, Soyuz launch vehicle was launched with Soyuz-27 manned spacecraft.

The spacecraft successfully docked to the first third-generation long-duration orbital station Salyut-6 on January 11.

Therefore, a visiting crew performed the first flight to the orbital station: for five days Soyuz-27 crew consisting of Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Oleg Makarov worked together with the prime long-duration crew of Salyut-6 station - cosmonauts Yuri Romanenko and Georgy Grechko. In addition, for the first time, two manned spacecraft were simultaneously docked to the orbital station.

https://www.energia.ru/en/news/news-2018/news_01-10.html


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Re: 40 years ago - Soyuz-27
« Reply #1 on: 01/10/2018 10:54 AM »
Most importantly, it was the first time that a crew launched aboard one spacecraft returned to Earth aboard a different one.   This "spacecraft swapping" was essential as the long duration residency missions became longer and exceeded the "safe" lifetimes of the Soyuz spacecraft.
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Re: 40 years ago - Soyuz-27
« Reply #2 on: 01/10/2018 12:23 PM »
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