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Soyuz 38
Part of Salyut Family
Salyut 6 EP-8
Salyut 6 EP-8
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First Cuban astronaut. Docked with Salyut 6. Mission to swap Soyuz lifeboats docked to station.

AKA: Salyut 6 EP-8;Taimyr (Taimyr - Russian peninsula). Launched: 1980-09-18. Returned: 1980-09-26. Number crew: 2 . Duration: 7.86 days.

Transported to the Salyut-6 station the seventh international crew under the Interkosmos program, comprising Y V Romanenko (USSR) and A. Tamayo Mendez (Cuba), to conduct scientific research and experiments.


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Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Romanenko, Tamayo Mendez. Spacecraft: Salyut 6.

1980 September 18 - . 19:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U.
  • Soyuz 38 - . Call Sign: Taimyr (Taimyr - Russian peninsula). Crew: Romanenko, Tamayo Mendez. Backup Crew: Khrunov, Lopez Falcon. Payload: Soyuz 7K-T s/n 54. Mass: 6,800 kg (14,900 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Khrunov, Lopez Falcon, Romanenko, Tamayo Mendez. Agency: MOM. Program: Salyut 6. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz 35, Soyuz 38. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz 7K-T. Duration: 7.86 days. Decay Date: 1980-09-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 11977 . COSPAR: 1980-075A. Apogee: 257 km (159 mi). Perigee: 195 km (121 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 89.00 min. Manned two crew. Docked with Salyut 6. Transported to the Salyut-6 station the seventh international crew under the INTERCOSMOS programme, comprising Y V Romanenko (USSR) and A. Tomaio Mendez (Cuba), to conduct scientific research and experiments..

1980 September 26 - .

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