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Soyuz 6

soyuz6

Crew:
    Georgi Shonin [1], Commander
    Valeri Kubasov [1], Flight Engineer

Backup Crew:
    Vladimir Shatalov
    Aleksei Yeliseyev

Launch:
    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 11 October 1969
    Time: 11:10:00 UTC

Landing:
    Date: 16 October 1969
    Time: 09:52:47 UTC

Duration: 4 days, 22 hours, 42 minutes, 47 seconds

Call Sign: Antei (Anteus)

The main objective of Soyuz 6 was to perform experiments with space welding (Kubasov). There was no EVA's on this flight as there were no pressure suits aboard.

Soyuz 6 also observed the maneuvers of Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 8. At one point, a total of 7 cosmonauts were in orbit.

 


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