Soyuz 9

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

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

Soyuz 9 carried cosmonauts Andrian Nikolayev & Vitali Sevastyanov to orbit. The mission lasted 17 days, 16 hours & 58 minutes completing 288 orbits around Earth. They broke the endurance record held by Gemini 7 for 5 years. This was the first crewed space launch that lifted off at night. As of 2016 it still holds the record for longest crewed flight by a solo spacecraft. The goal of the mission was to conduct various pysiological and biomedical experiments on themselves and invastigate possible social implications of extended duration spaceflight.

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Soyuz 9


Active Human Rated Crew On-board: 2 Crew Capacity: 3
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: Soyuz 7K-OK 11F615 #17

Soyuz 9 was a Soyuz spacecraft which launched on 1 June 1970 19:00 UTC. It launched two cosmonauts for science and craft testing purposes. The crew was Andrian Nikolayev and Vitaly Sevastyanov.

Soyuz Details

Crew


Vitaly Sevastyanov

Flight Engineer - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: July 8, 1935
Date of Death: April 5, 2010

Andriyan Nikolayev

Commander - Russian - (RFSA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: Sept. 5, 1929
Date of Death: July 3, 2004

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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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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