Soyuz 5

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz 5 mission started with the launch on January 15, 1969, 07:04:57 UTC, carrying Commander Boris Volynov, Flight Engineer Vladislav Volkov and Research Engineer Pyotr Kolodin into orbit. Two days later mission achieved the first ever docking of two crewed spacecrafts, having Soyuz 5 docked with Soyuz 4 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 hard landing back on Earth on January 18, 1969, 07:59:12 UTC.

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Soyuz 5


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-OK (P) 11F615 #13

Soyuz 5 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 18 January 1069 07:04 UTC. It launched three cosmonauts for a joint mission with Soyuz 4. The crew was Boris Volynov, Aleksei Yeliseyev, and Yevgeny Khrunov.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Boris Volynov

Commander - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Dec. 18, 1934
Age: 85

Aleksei Yeliseyev

Flight Engineer - Soviet - (RFSA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: July 13, 1934
Age: 86

Yevgeny Khrunov

Research Engineer - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Sept. 10, 1933
Date of Death: May 20, 2000

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 339 Failures: 24 Pending: 20

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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