Soyuz 6

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz 6 was a joint mission with Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 8 that saw three spacecraft in orbit together at the same time. Soyuz 6 mission was to take high quality photographs of the Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 8 docking but on all three spacecraft the docking system failed. The mission was commanded by Georgi Shonin and Flight Engineer Valeri Kubasov.

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Soyuz 6


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-OK 11F615 #14

Soyuz 6 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 11 October 1969 11:10 UTC. It launched two cosmonauts for a joint mission with Soyuz 7 and 8. The crew was Georgi Shonin and Valeri Kubasov.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Valeri Kubasov

Flight Engineer - Russian - ( RFSA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Jan. 7, 1935
Date of Death: Feb. 19, 2014

Georgy Shonin

Commander - Ukrainian - ( RFSA )

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Aug. 3, 1935
Date of Death: April 7, 1997

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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