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Soyuz 13

Crew:
    Pyotr Klimuk [1], Commander
    Valentin Lebedev [1], Flight Engineer

Backup Crew:
    Lev Vorobyov
    Valeri Yazdovsky

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 18 December 1973
    Time: 11:55:00 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 26 December 1973
    Time: 08:50:35 UTC

Duration: 7 days, 20 hours, 55 minutes, 35 seconds

Call Sign: Kavkaz (Caucasus)

Soyuz 13 was short mission to do some of the experiments planned for the Salyut 2 station which failed in orbit. Since this Soyuz did have solar arrays, this is some question as to whether or not this should truly be grouped with the Salyut/Almaz ferry flights. (See description of Soyuz types)

This also marked the first time that both the US and the USSR simultaneously had men in space (Skylab 3).

 


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