Soyuz 12

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit 1/5 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz 12 launched on 27 September 1973, 12:18:16 UTC. It carried commander Vasili Lazarev and flight engineer Oleg Makarov into orbit. This mission was the first test flight of the modified Soyuz spacecraft, following the tragedy of Soyuz-11. This mission also tested the use of pressurized "rescue space suits" Sokol, worn by crew during launch and re-entry. Crew returned to Earth, landing on 29 September 1973, 11:33:48 UTC.

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Soyuz 12


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-T 11F615A8 #37

Soyuz 12 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 27 September 1973 12:18 UTC. It launched two cosmonauts to orbit for spacecraft testing purposes. The crew was Vasili Lazarev and Oleg Makarov.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov

Flight Engineer - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Jan. 6, 1933
Date of Death: May 28, 2003

Vasily Lazarev

Commander - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Feb. 23, 1928
Date of Death: Dec. 31, 1990

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 223 Failures: 20 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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