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Soyuz 27
(Salyut 6, VE-1)

Crew:
    Upload:
        Vladimir Dzhanibekov [1], Commander
        Oleg Makarov [3], Flight Engineer
    Download:
        Yuri Romanenko (Soyuz 26)
        Georgi Grechko (Soyuz 26)

Backup Crew:
    Vladimir Kovalyonok
    Aleksandr Ivanchenkov

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 10 January 1978
    Time: 12:26:00 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 16 March 1978
    Time: 11:18:47 UTC

Docking:
    fore unit of Salyut 6, 11 January 1978 14:06 UTC - 16 March 1978 07:58 UTC

Duration: 64 days, 22 hours, 52 minutes, 47 seconds

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

The cosmonauts worked in the Salyut 6 space station, docking at the forward port (which confirmed suspicions of a docking probe defect on Soyuz 25). Soyuz 26 was docked at the aft port and this marked the first time two Soviet craft were docked to a station at the same time.

 


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