Soyuz 8

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Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz 8 was a joint mission with Soyuz 6 and Soyuz 7 that saw three spacecraft in orbit together at the same time. It prime mission was to dock and transfer crew to Soyuz 7 but the mission failed due to docking system failure. Soyuz 8 was Commanded by Vladimir Shatalov and Flight Engineer Aleksei Yeliseyev.

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Soyuz 8


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-OK (P) 11F615 #16

Soyuz 8 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 13 October 1969 10:19 UTC. It launched two cosmonauts for a joint mission with Soyuz 6 and 7. The crew was Vladimir Shatalov and Aleksei Yeliseyev.

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Crew


Vladimir Shatalov

Commander - Soviet - ( RFSA )

Status: Deceased

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

Aleksei Yeliseyev

Flight Engineer - Soviet - ( RFSA )

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: July 13, 1934
Age: 87

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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