(Salyut 3 - aborted)
Date: 26 August 1974
Time: 19:58:05 UTC
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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