SOYUZ 21                      MANNED FLIGHT                                     USSR

First resident crew of Salyut 5 space station, performed military experiments and and observations. Mission was returned to earth early because suspected toxic gas in stations atmosphere.Crew land in very bad physical and mental conditions.

Boris V. Volynov


Commander

credit:

LAUNCH :

12.09 GMT

Baikonour

Kazakhstan / USSR

LC-1

Jul. 06 / 1976

11.25.05

19:46:28

SPACECRAFT :


Soyuz 7K-T/A9

LAUNCH VEHICLE :

Soyuz 11A511U

LANDING :

18.33 GMT


USSR

200 km SW of Kokchetav

Aug.24 / 1976

designed by :     Michael May         copyright  2005

MANNEDSPACEFLIGHT    CHRONOLOGY

FLIGHT DATA :

Inclination

51.59°

Altitude

193 /253 km

Duration

49d06h23m

Orbits

791

Vitali M. Zholobov


Flight Engineer

Flight no.  056

Docking to:

Salyut 5

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT    1960īs   1970īs   

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