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Soyuz TM-5 launched on this day in 1988 (June 7). It carried Anatoly Solovyov, Viktor Savinykh and Bulgaria’s Aleksandr Aleksandrov to Mir. Aleksandrov was Bulgaria’s second cosmonaut, but the first one to get into a space station. The first, Georgi Ivanov, was not able to dock to the Salyut 6 station in 1979. Bulgaria was the only country in the Interkosmos program to send more than one person into space.
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Soyuz TM-5 launched on this day in 1988 (June 7). It carried Anatoly Solovyov, Viktor Savinykh and Bulgaria’s Aleksandr Aleksandrov to Mir. Aleksandrov was Bulgaria’s second cosmonaut, but the first one to get into a space station. The first, Georgi Ivanov, was not able to dock to the Salyut 6 station in 1979. Bulgaria was the only country in the Interkosmos program to send more than one person into space.

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Crew and backup crew of Soyuz 36.

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Interesting, the Russian backup crew member for this mission was Vladimir Dzhanibekov, but Alexei Yeliseyev is part of the photos. He would have been deputy general designer at this time.

The flight of Soyuz 38 had the first black person in space aboard, Cuban Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez. He flew as part of the Interkosmos program, which allowed nations friendly with the Soviet Union to fly in space. The crew, including commander Yuri Romanenko, spent time on the Salyut 6 station. (18-26 September 1980)

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Vladimir Shatalov, director of the Cosmonaut Training Center (second left) in the Mir simulator with the Soyuz TM-7 crew: Aleksandr Volkov, Jean-Loup Chrétien (France) and Sergei Krikalev. (1988)
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Vladimir Shatalov, director of the Cosmonaut Training Center (second left) in the Mir simulator with the Soyuz TM-7 crew: Aleksandr Volkov, Jean-Loup Chrétien (France) and Sergei Krikalev. (1988)

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The backup crew, Viktor Gorbatko and Eberhard Köllner, and prime crew Valery Bykovsky and Sigmund Jähn, of Soyuz 31. The Russian and East German crew spent 7 days in space aboard Salyut 6 as part of the Interkosmos program. (1978)
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The backup crew, Viktor Gorbatko and Eberhard Köllner, and prime crew Valery Bykovsky and Sigmund Jähn, of Soyuz 31. The Russian and East German crew spent 7 days in space aboard Salyut 6 as part of the Interkosmos program. (1978)

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A group portrait of cosmonauts involved with the Interkosmos program from the first mission, Soyuz 28 (1978) to Soyuz T-11 (1984).
 Top: Sigmund Jähn (East Germany), Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Georgi Ivanov (Bulgaria), Yuri Malyshev, Rakesh Sharma (India), Bertalan Farkas (Hungary), Leonid Popov, Boris Volynov and Valery Bykovsky. Bottom: Pham Tuân (Vietnam), Viktor Gorbatko, Vladimír Remek (Czechoslovakia), Alexei Gubarev, Dumitru Prunariu (Romania), Pyotr Klimuk, Alexei Leonov, Mirosław Hermaszewski (Poland), Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (Cuba), Anatoly Berezovoy.
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A group portrait of cosmonauts involved with the Interkosmos program from the first mission, Soyuz 28 (1978) to Soyuz T-11 (1984).

Top: Sigmund Jähn (East Germany), Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Georgi Ivanov (Bulgaria), Yuri Malyshev, Rakesh Sharma (India), Bertalan Farkas (Hungary), Leonid Popov, Boris Volynov and Valery Bykovsky. Bottom: Pham Tuân (Vietnam), Viktor Gorbatko, Vladimír Remek (Czechoslovakia), Alexei Gubarev, Dumitru Prunariu (Romania), Pyotr Klimuk, Alexei Leonov, Mirosław Hermaszewski (Poland), Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (Cuba), Anatoly Berezovoy.

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not-fun:

i *really love* soviet space program promo art. if i had 100$ i would buy this poster so fast.

not-fun:

i *really love* soviet space program promo art. if i had 100$ i would buy this poster so fast.

It’s Mongolian Independence Day today, so here’s Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa, Mongolia’s only astronaut. He flew aboard Soyuz 39 with Vladimir Dzhanibekov to Salyut 6, for a total of 7 days in space in 1981. After Mongolian clan names were reinstated in 1996, he chose Sansar, space in Mongolian.

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Soyuz-36 crew (Valeri Kubasov and Bertalan Farkas) during training, c1979.
Source: spacefacts.de

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Soyuz-36 crew (Valeri Kubasov and Bertalan Farkas) during training, c1979.

Source: spacefacts.de

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Soyuz-36 crew (Valeri Kubasov and Bertalan Farkas), c1980.
via GCTC

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Soyuz-36 crew (Valeri Kubasov and Bertalan Farkas), c1980.

via GCTC

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First Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma with Russian cosmonauts.


The crews of Soyuz T-11 (1984): back up crew (top): Georgi Grechko, Ravish Malhotra, Anatoly Berezovoy. Prime crew: Rakesh Sharma, Yuri Malyshev, Gennady Strekalov

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First Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma with Russian cosmonauts.

The crews of Soyuz T-11 (1984): back up crew (top): Georgi Grechko, Ravish Malhotra, Anatoly Berezovoy. Prime crew: Rakesh Sharma, Yuri Malyshev, Gennady Strekalov

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Interkozmosz hordozórakéta. In: Galambos Tibor: A világűr képekben, Móra Könyvkiadó, 1983.
Interkosmos rocket.

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Interkozmosz hordozórakéta. In: Galambos Tibor: A világűr képekben, Móra Könyvkiadó, 1983.

Interkosmos rocket.

postilion:

URSS-INDIA — COOPERATION IN SPACE — URSS POSTAL SERVICE — 1984
сотрудничество в космосе —ссср индия— почта ссср 1984

postilion:

URSS-INDIA — COOPERATION IN SPACE — URSS POSTAL SERVICE — 1984

сотрудничество в космосе —ссср индия— почта ссср 1984


The crew of Soyuz TM-6 before launch: Valeri Polyakov, Abdul Ahad Mohmand (Afghanistan) and Vladimir Lyakhov. Mohmand became the fourth Muslim in space. (1988)
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The crew of Soyuz TM-6 before launch: Valeri Polyakov, Abdul Ahad Mohmand (Afghanistan) and Vladimir Lyakhov. Mohmand became the fourth Muslim in space. (1988)

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Moszkva. Ismét négy lakója van a Szaljut-6 űrállomásnak. Vlagyimir Dzsanibekov alezredes és Zsugderdemidijn Gurragcsaa, a Mongol Népköztársaság űrhajósa a Szojuz-39 jelzésű űrhajóról átszállt a Szaljut-6-ra, ahol a Kovaljonok-Szavinih párossal végzik a közös kutató munkát. Telefoto MTI Külföldi Képszolgálat, XXII. évfolyam 8. szám (25578). 2.Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa before the launch of the Soyuz-39 spacecraft, March 22, 1981. With this mission, Gürragchaa became the first Mongolian, and second Asian cosmonaut.

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Moszkva. Ismét négy lakója van a Szaljut-6 űrállomásnak. Vlagyimir Dzsanibekov alezredes és Zsugderdemidijn Gurragcsaa, a Mongol Népköztársaság űrhajósa a Szojuz-39 jelzésű űrhajóról átszállt a Szaljut-6-ra, ahol a Kovaljonok-Szavinih párossal végzik a közös kutató munkát. Telefoto MTI Külföldi Képszolgálat, XXII. évfolyam 8. szám (25578). 2.

Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Jügderdemidiin Gürragchaa before the launch of the Soyuz-39 spacecraft, March 22, 1981. With this mission, Gürragchaa became the first Mongolian, and second Asian cosmonaut.


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