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Soyuz 29
(Salyut 6, PE-2)

Crew:
    Upload:
        Vladimir Kovalyonok [2], Commander
        Aleksandr Ivanchenkov [1], Flight Engineer
    Download:
        Valeri Bykovsky (Soyuz 31)
        Sigmund Jähn (Soyuz 31)

Backup Crew:
    Vladimir Lyakhov
    Valeri Ryumin

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 15 June 1978
    Time: 20:16:45 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 3 September 1978
    Time: 11:40:34 UTC
    Location: 46° 0' N, 69° 0' E

Docking:
    fore unit of Salyut 6, 16 June 1978 21:58 UTC - 3 September 1978 08:23 UTC

Duration: 79 days, 15 hours, 23 minutes, 49 seconds

Upload Call Sign: Foton (Photon)
Download Call Sign: Yastreb (Hawk)

The cosmonauts worked in the Salyut 6 space station. During a spacewalk on 29 July, a meteor passed below Kovalyonok and Ivanchenkov. They were blinded for several seconds.

 


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