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Soyuz 4


        Vladimir Shatalov [1], Commander
        Vladimir Shatalov
        Aleksei Yeliseyev (Soyuz 5)
        Yevgeni Khrunov (Soyuz 5)

Backup Crew:
    Georgi Shonin

    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 14 January 1969
    Time: 07:30:00 UTC

    Date: 17 January 1969
    Time: 06:50:47 UTC

    Soyuz 5, 16 January 1969 08:20 UTC - 16 January 1969 12:55 UTC

Duration: 2 days, 23 hours, 20 minutes, 47 seconds

Call Sign: Amur (River)

This mission finally accomplished what had originally been intended for Soyuz 1: the docking of two capsules and transferring of crew.

The Soyuz 5 was a passive target for the approach and docking of Shatalov in Soyuz 4. This was the first docking of manned space capsules.

Even though the capsules were docked, Yeliseyev and Khrunov had to space walk from Soyuz 5 to Soyuz 4, an EVA lasting 37 minutes. Improved spacesuits and lessons learned by Leonov (Voskhod 2) aided the space walk.


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