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Soyuz 25
(Salyut 6 - aborted)

Crew:
    Vladimir Kovalyonok [1], Commander
    Valeri Ryumin [1], Flight Engineer

Backup Crew:
    Yuri Romanenko
    Aleksandr Ivanchenkov

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 9 October 1977
    Time: 02:40:35 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 11 October 1977
    Time: 03:25:20 UTC

Duration: 2 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes, 45 seconds

Call Sign: Foton (Photon)

The cosmonauts were unable to get a hard dock with the Salyut 6 space station after 5 attempts. Because of the limited life of the Soyuz batteries, an attempt at the aft port was not taken and the craft returned to Earth. The Soyuz 25 probe docking unit was suspected but could not be examined because the orbital module was discarded at reentry.

 


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