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Salyut 6 Expedition 2
Zarya - Soviet, Russian and International Spaceflight
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The DOS Space Stations


Tyneside, UK
2019 Jun 24
Monday, Day 175

Maintained by:









Salyut 1




Salyut 4




Salyut 6




Salyut 7




The next Salyut gets a new name

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Second Expedition to Salyut 6 - June to Nov 1978

Having proved with the missions over the year end of 1977 to 1978, that Salyut 6 was fully operational, it was ready for a steady period of operation. Soyuz 29 hosted two visiting international crews, the second of which used the Soyuz 29 spacecraft to return to Earth.

Salyut 6This effectively gave the game away as regards the reason for the international flights. As the Soviet Union gradually extended the duration of its piloted missions, crews started to stay in space for periods of time which would take Soyuz beyond its safe time limit in orbit. It became necessary for cosmonauts to go into space and retrieve Soyuz spacecraft and leave new ones behind. This led to the availability of "spare" seats on trips to orbit. These were then given away to other eastern bloc and communist countries. Foreign cosmonauts were taken on one week trips to Salyut 6.



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