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Soyuz 31
(Salyut 6, VE-4)
(Third International Mission)

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Crew:
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        Valeri Bykovsky [3], Commander
        Sigmund Jähn [1], Research Cosmonaut (Germany)
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        Vladimir Kovalyonok (Soyuz 29)
        Aleksandr Ivanchenkov (Soyuz 29)

Backup Crew:
    Viktor Gorbatko
    Eberhard Koellner (Germany)

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 26 August 1978
    Time: 14:51:30 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 2 November 1978
    Time: 11:04:17 UTC

Docking:
    aft unit of Salyut 6, 27 August 1978 16:38 UTC - 7 September 1978 10:53 UTC
    fore unit of Salyut 6, 7 September 1978 11:21 UTC - 2 November 1978 07:46 UTC

Duration: 67 days, 20 hours, 12 minutes, 47 seconds

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The cosmonauts worked in the Salyut 6 space station. This mission marked the first German in space.

 


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