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Soyuz and a Winter View of Earth (NASA, International Space Station, 01/05/11) | Flickr

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Soyuz 11 Rocket Crash Memorial in the Middle of Nowhere

Soyuz 11 Memorial – Zhanaarka District, Kazakhstan | Atlas Obscura

lucienballard: Blueprint of a Russian Soyuz rocket. via   The Khool.


It is June 30 1971, and a ground crew in Kazakhstan are waiting to recover three cosmonauts from the Soyuz 11 spacecraft. The trio, the first space station crew, are expected to be unused to terrestrial gravity after their weeks in micro-gravity. The recovery team are expecting to help the spacefarers from the scorched re-entry module.

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The funerals of the crew of Soyuz 11.


On 30 June, 1971, the Soviet Union were preparing to welcome the Soyuz 11 team, consisting of Georgi Dobrovolski, Vladislav Volkov, and Viktor Patsayev,back to earth. The cosmonaut heroes had just succeeded in a record breaking space mission - they...

Soyuz MS-02 is rotated into horizontal position on Oct. 11, 2016, for the encapsulation into its payload fairing.Credit Roscosmos

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#Remembering Dobrovolsky, Volkov, & Patsayev, who died #OTD in 1971 during Soyuz 11’s reentry