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Soyuz 26
(Salyut 6, PE-1)

Crew:
    Upload:
        Yuri Romanenko [1], Commander
        Georgi Grechko [2], Flight Engineer
    Download:
        Vladimir Dzhanibekov (Soyuz 27)
        Oleg Makarov (Soyuz 27)

Backup Crew:
    Vladimir Kovalyonok
    Aleksandr Ivanchenkov

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 10 December 1977
    Time: 01:18:40 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 16 January 1978
    Time: 11:24:58 UTC

Docking:
    aft unit of Salyut 6, 11 December 1977 03:03 UTC - 16 January 1978 08:08 UTC

Duration: 37 days, 10 hours, 6 minutes, 18 seconds

Upload Call Sign: Taimyr
Download Call Sign: Pamir (Pamirs)

The cosmonauts worked in the Salyut 6 space station. Docking took place at the aft docking port. The crew did inspect the forward docking port after the Soyuz 25 failure to dock but found no abnormalities. Grechko performed an EVA on 20 December. After he returned, Romanenko, who was also in the airlock, wanted to take a look outside. He pushed too hard getting into position and he lost his grip. Romanenko's safety line was not attached and he began to drift away. Grechko was able to grasp the line and pull Romanenko back to the station, narrowly averting a disaster.

 


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