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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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The launch of Soyuz TMA-07M. The crew wore thermal suits over the sokol suits to protect themselves from the cold. Yuri Romanenko was there to watch his son Roman launch.

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The crew of Soyuz TM-2 during training: Aleksandr Laveykin (blue) and Yuri Romanenko (orange). (1987)
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The crew of Soyuz TM-2 during training: Aleksandr Laveykin (blue) and Yuri Romanenko (orange). (1987)

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Happy Father’s Day! Roman Romanenko wearing his father’s suit. Yuri Romanenko made flights in 1977, 1980 and 1987. Roman makes his second flight later this year.
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Happy Father’s Day! Roman Romanenko wearing his father’s suit. Yuri Romanenko made flights in 1977, 1980 and 1987. Roman makes his second flight later this year.

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Georgi Grechko and Yuri Romanenko, crew of Soyuz 26, training for their mission as the first resident crew aboard Salyut 6. (1977)
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Georgi Grechko and Yuri Romanenko, crew of Soyuz 26, training for their mission as the first resident crew aboard Salyut 6. (1977)

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Yuri Romanenko and Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (Cuba) training for Soyuz 38. Méndez became the first Hispanic in space. (1980)
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Yuri Romanenko and Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez (Cuba) training for Soyuz 38. Méndez became the first Hispanic in space. (1980)

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Another set of father and son cosmonauts: Yuri Romanenko (left) holding his son Roman in 1977. Roman later became the third second-generation space traveler in 2009. (That’s Pavel Popovich on the right)

Another set of father and son cosmonauts: Yuri Romanenko (left) holding his son Roman in 1977. Roman later became the third second-generation space traveler in 2009. (That’s Pavel Popovich on the right)

nasaphotobombs:

Remember that picture of Gene Cernan photobombing the Apollo-Soyuz crew? Well, this is the extended remix of that photo.
Front Row: Deke Slayton, Ron Evans, Alexei Leonov, Gene Cernan, Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan, Valeri Kubasov, Vance Brand.
Back Row: Alexandr Ivanchenkov, Yuri Romanenko, M. Flannery, Nikolai  Rukavishnikov, Robert Overmyer, Anatoly Filipchenko, Jack Lousma,  Alan Bean, Karol Bobko, Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Boris Andreev, A.  Foristenko.

nasaphotobombs:

Remember that picture of Gene Cernan photobombing the Apollo-Soyuz crew? Well, this is the extended remix of that photo.

Front Row: Deke Slayton, Ron Evans, Alexei Leonov, Gene Cernan, Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan, Valeri Kubasov, Vance Brand.

Back Row: Alexandr Ivanchenkov, Yuri Romanenko, M. Flannery, Nikolai Rukavishnikov, Robert Overmyer, Anatoly Filipchenko, Jack Lousma, Alan Bean, Karol Bobko, Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Boris Andreev, A. Foristenko.

Aleksandr Laveykin and Yuri Romanenko in their portrait for Soyuz TM-2 (1987)

Aleksandr Laveykin and Yuri Romanenko in their portrait for Soyuz TM-2 (1987)

Yuri Romanenko and Georgi Grechko aboard Salyut 6 (1977)

Yuri Romanenko and Georgi Grechko aboard Salyut 6 (1977)

Vladimír Remek (Czechoslovakia), Alexei Gubarev, Georgi Grechko and Yuri Romanenko on Salyut 6 (1978)

Vladimír Remek (Czechoslovakia), Alexei Gubarev, Georgi Grechko and Yuri Romanenko on Salyut 6 (1978)


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