Soyuz-U2
Soyuz TM-8

Soyuz-U2 | Soyuz TM-8

Soviet Space Program launch of a Soyuz-U2 Rocket


Soviet Space Program was scheduled to launch a Soyuz-U2 rocket as part of the Soyuz TM-8 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Tue, Sep 5th, 1989, 5:38 PM from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Soyuz TM-8

Soyuz TM-8 was the eighth mission and the fifth long-duration expedition to Mir space station. The mission began on September 5, 1989, 21:38:03 UTC, launching Commander Alexander Viktorenko and Flight Engineer Aleksandr Serebrov into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed five EVAs, various station maintenance tasks, and carried out scientific experiments in medicine, geophysics, space technology, earth observation, astronomy etc. The crew returned after 166 days in orbit, landing safely back on Earth on February 19, 1990, 04:36:18 UTC.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz-U2

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