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Salyut Anniversary
« on: 04/19/2014 04:48 AM »
Today, April 19th, saw the launch of the world's first space station, Salyut, in 1971.   While the space station itself was successful, the Soyuz 10 crew failed to enter the station and the Soyuz 11 crew died during re-entry after completing the first ever space station residency.

By coincidence, the nineth and final Salyut, Salyut 7, was also launched on April 19th, this time in 1982.

So, April 19th is certainly "Salyut Day"!
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Re: Salyut Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: 04/20/2014 12:28 PM »
     I refuse to 'celebrate' something I've never seen a real photo of :/

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Re: Salyut Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: 04/20/2014 12:41 PM »
Here you go...

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Re: Salyut Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: 04/20/2014 03:05 PM »
Get celebrating, Pargoo.
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Re: Salyut Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: 04/21/2014 11:19 AM »
     Call that thing a photo??  I mean something like THIS.

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Re: Salyut Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: 04/21/2014 12:10 PM »
There are plenty of photos of Salyut (1) during integration, Pargoo - and don't forget the film "A Steep Road into Space" about the Soyuz 11 flight.

Plus some of us are old enough to have gone outside at night and watched Salyut passing overhead.   
« Last Edit: 04/21/2014 12:14 PM by Phillip Clark »
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Re: Salyut Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: 04/21/2014 12:10 PM »
     I refuse to 'celebrate' something I've never seen a real photo of :/

You never celebrate Christmas day ? :-)
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Re: Salyut Anniversary
« Reply #7 on: 04/21/2014 12:42 PM »

There are plenty of photos of Salyut (1) during integration, Pargoo - and don't forget the film "A Steep Road into Space" about the Soyuz 11 flight.

Plus some of us are old enough to have gone outside at night and watched Salyut passing overhead.

Was it particularly visible from the ground?

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Re: Salyut Anniversary
« Reply #8 on: 04/21/2014 02:05 PM »
There are plenty of photos of Salyut (1) during integration, Pargoo - and don't forget the film "A Steep Road into Space" about the Soyuz 11 flight.
Plus some of us are old enough to have gone outside at night and watched Salyut passing overhead.
Was it particularly visible from the ground?

I am not sure what you mean by "particularly visible".   I saw all of the Salyuts in orbit, apart from Cosmos 557 - they were first magnitude objects.
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Re: Salyut Anniversary
« Reply #9 on: 04/21/2014 05:14 PM »

There are plenty of photos of Salyut (1) during integration, Pargoo - and don't forget the film "A Steep Road into Space" about the Soyuz 11 flight.
Plus some of us are old enough to have gone outside at night and watched Salyut passing overhead.
Was it particularly visible from the ground?

I am not sure what you mean by "particularly visible".   I saw all of the Salyuts in orbit, apart from Cosmos 557 - they were first magnitude objects.

Thanks that's what I was after.

I asked because the only picture I could find for a Salyut in orbit taken from the ground was this one of Salyut 6 & Cosmos 1267.

http://www.eclipsetours.com/paul-maley/artificial-satellite-observations/space-shuttle/

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Re: Salyut Anniversary
« Reply #10 on: 04/21/2014 10:57 PM »
     Christmas?  Bah, humbug.

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