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Soyuz 8


    Vladimir Shatalov [2], Commander
    Aleksei Yeliseyev [2], Flight Engineer

Backup Crew:
    Andrian Nikolayev
    Vitali Sevastyanov

    Location: Baikonur
    Date: 13 October 1969
    Time: 10:19:09 UTC

    Date: 18 October 1969
    Time: 09:09:58 UTC

Duration: 4 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes, 49 seconds

Call Sign: Granit (Granite)

Soyuz 7 was to dock with Soyuz 8 using a new docking system. The docking system failed and only approach maneuvers were performed. Soyuz 6 was an observer.

At one point, three spacecraft were in orbit with a total 7 cosmonauts.


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