Soyuz | Soyuz 4

Soviet Space Program launch of a Soyuz Rocket


Soviet Space Program was scheduled to launch a Soyuz rocket as part of the Soyuz 4 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Tue Jan 14th 1969 2:30 AM from 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Soyuz 4

Soyuz 4 mission started with the launch on January 14, 1969, 07:30:00 UTC, carrying Commander Vladimir Shatalov, Flight Engineer Aleksei Yeliseyev and Research Engineer Yevgeny Khrunov into orbit. Two days later mission achieved the first ever docking of two crewed spacecrafts, having Soyuz 4 docked with Soyuz 5 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 safe landing back on Earth on January 17, 1969, 06:50:47 UTC.

Location

31/6, 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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