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Soyuz 40
(Salyut 6, VE-11)
(Ninth International Mission)

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Crew:
    Leonid Popov [2], Commander
    Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu [1], Research Cosmonaut (Romania)

Backup Crew:
    Yuri Romanenko
    Dumitru Dediu (Romania)

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 14 May 1981
    Time: 17:16:38 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 22 May 1981
    Time: 13:58:30 UTC

Docking:
    aft unit of Salyut 6, 15 May 1981 18:50 UTC - 22 May 1981 10:37 UTC

Duration: 7 days, 20 hours, 41 minutes, 52 seconds

Call Sign: Dnepr (Dnieper)

This was the final mission to the Salyut 6 spaced station. It was also the last mission for the ferry class of Soyuz. It also marked the first Romanian in space.

 


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