Crew of the Soyuz 11, who died upon re-entry on Jun 30, 1971 [[MORE]] Soyuz 11 (Russian: Союз 11, Union 11) was the only manned mission to board the world’s first space station, Salyut 1 (Soyuz 10 had soft-docked but had not been able to enter due to...

Crew of the Soyuz 11, who died upon re-entry on Jun 30, 1971 [[MORE]] Soyuz 11 (Russian: Союз 11, Union 11) was the only manned mission to board the world’s first space station, Salyut 1 (Soyuz 10 had soft-docked but had not been able to enter due to...

The Soviet Union 1971. Russia's commemorative stamp. (Cosmonauts Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev) - Soyuz 11 -

The Soviet Union 1971. Russia's commemorative stamp. (Cosmonauts Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev) - Soyuz 11 -

Salyut 1 and Soyuz 11 Space Station Free Paper Model Download | PaperCraftSquare.com. 75 points color 50 points B/W

Salyut 1 and Soyuz 11 Space Station Free Paper Model Download | PaperCraftSquare.com. 75 points color 50 points B/W

Soyuz 11 cosmonauts Georgi Dobrovolski, Vladislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev. All three died when their capsure depressurized during reentry.(Keystone, Getty Images)

Soyuz 11 cosmonauts Georgi Dobrovolski, Vladislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev. All three died when their capsure depressurized during reentry.(Keystone, Getty Images)

Soyuz 11

Soyuz 11

Funeral for the members of Soyuz 11, the first crew to the world's first space station, who died during reentry. Among the pallbearers was astronaut Tom Stafford, Commander of Apollo 10. July, 1971.

Funeral for the members of Soyuz 11, the first crew to the world's first space station, who died during reentry. Among the pallbearers was astronaut Tom Stafford, Commander of Apollo 10. July, 1971.

June 30, 1971: All three cosmonauts aboard the USSR's  Soyuz 11 died from decompression just before landing back on Earth.

June 30, 1971: All three cosmonauts aboard the USSR's Soyuz 11 died from decompression just before landing back on Earth.

30 June, 1971 ♦ Space mission ends in tragedy

30 June, 1971 ♦ Space mission ends in tragedy

The original Soyuz 11—from the left, Valeri Kubasov, Alexei Leonov, and Pyotr Kolodin—were grounded shortly before launch by an unfortunate medical misdiagnosis (Credita: Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts).

The original Soyuz 11—from the left, Valeri Kubasov, Alexei Leonov, and Pyotr Kolodin—were grounded shortly before launch by an unfortunate medical misdiagnosis (Credita: Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts).

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