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Soyuz 15
(Salyut 3 - aborted)

Crew:
    Gennadi Sarafanov [1], Commander
    Lev Dyomin [1], Flight Engineer

Backup Crew:
    Boris Volynov
    Vitaly Zholobov

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 26 August 1974
    Time: 19:58:05 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 28 August 1974
    Time: 20:10:16 UTC

Duration: 2 days, 0 hours, 12 minutes, 11 seconds

Call Sign: Dunai (Danube)

The cosmonauts were unsuccessful in docking with the Salyut 3 (Almaz) space station. Gyroscope problems almost prevented a proper orientation for reentry. They ended up landing at night during a lightening storm. Neither cosmonaut was to fly again, supposedly as a punishment for "poor performance". They have since been vindicated.

 


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