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April 23, 1971 - USSR establishes first space station 'Salyut,' carried into space by spaceship "Soyuz-10". Its crew was made up of commander of the ship Colonel Vladimir Shatalov, engineer Alexei Yeliseyev and test engineer Nikolai Rukavishnikov. BAIKONUR COSMODROME, KAZAKHSTAN (FILE - APRIL 19, 1971) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS ARCHIVE) (RUSSIAN COMMENTARY) SOYUZ 10 ROCKET CARRYING SALYUT 1 SHIP COMMANDER COLONEL VLADIMIR SHATALOV, ENGINEER ALEXEI YELISEYEV AND TEST ENGINEER NIKOLAI RUKAVISHNIKOV INSIDE ROCKET VARIOUS OF ROCKET LAUNCH VARIOUS OF COSMONAUTS INSIDE ROCKET June 7, 1971 - The crew of Soyuz II, Commander of the Ship Lieutenant-Colonel Georgi Dobrovsky, flight-engineer Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR Vladislav Volkov and test-engineer Viktor Patsayev, arrived at the space station and departed on June 29. The mission ended in disaster when the crew capsule depressurized during preparations for re-entry killing the three crew members of Soyuz 11. BAIKONUR COSMODROME, KAZAKHSTAN (FILE - JUNE 1971) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS ARCHIVE) (MUTE) COLONEL GEORGI DOBROVSKY, ENGINEER VLADISLAV VOLKOV AND TEST ENGINEER VIKTOR PATSAYEV AT LAUNCH PAD VARIOUS OF LIFT-OFF OF SOYUZ II ANIMATION (FILE - JUNE 1971) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS ARCHIVE) (MUTE) ANIMATION SHOWING RUSSIAN SPACE STATION IN SPACE (FILE - JUNE 1971) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (REUTERS ARCHIVE) (MUTE) COSMONAUTS INSIDE RUSSIAN SALYUT 1 SPACE STATION

Timeline Of Space Exploration 1969 - 2001

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