Soyuz | Soyuz 5

Soviet Space Program launch of a Soyuz Rocket


Soviet Space Program was scheduled to launch a Soyuz rocket as part of the Soyuz 5 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Sat Jan 18th 1969 2:59 AM from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Soyuz 5

Soyuz 5 mission started with the launch on January 15, 1969, 07:04:57 UTC, carrying Commander Boris Volynov, Flight Engineer Vladislav Volkov and Research Engineer Pyotr Kolodin into orbit. Two days later mission achieved the first ever docking of two crewed spacecrafts, having Soyuz 5 docked with Soyuz 4 spacecraft. Since no connecting tunel had been developed yet, the two cosmonauts had to spacewalk from one vehicle to another. The mission concluded with a hard landing back on Earth on January 18, 1969, 07:59:12 UTC.

Location

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
Russian Aerospace Defence Forces
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Rocket

Soyuz

Progress State Research and Production Rocket Space Center
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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