Soyuz 4

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit 31/6 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz 4 mission started with the launch on January 14, 1969, 07:30:00 UTC, carrying Commander Vladimir Shatalov, Flight Engineer Aleksei Yeliseyev and Research Engineer Yevgeny Khrunov into orbit. Two days later mission achieved the first ever docking of two crewed spacecrafts, having Soyuz 4 docked with Soyuz 5 spacecraft. Since no connecting tunel had been developed yet, the two cosmonauts had to spacewalk from one vehicle to another. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on January 17, 1969, 06:50:47 UTC.

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Soyuz 4


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 1 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-OK (A) 11F615 #12

Soyuz 4 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 14 January 1969 07:30 UTC. It launched three cosmonauts for a joint mission with Soyuz 5. The crew was Vladimir Shatalov, Aleksei Yeliseyev, and Yevgeny Khrunov.

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Crew


Vladimir Shatalov

Commander - Soviet - ( RFSA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Dec. 8, 1927
Date of Death: June 15, 2021

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 1471 Failures: 81 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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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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