Soyuz-U | Soyuz 30

Soviet Space Program launch of a Soyuz U Rocket

Soviet Space Program was scheduled to launch a Soyuz U rocket as part of the Soyuz 30 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Tue, Jun 27th, 1978, 11:27 AM EDT from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Soyuz 30

Soyuz 30 was the fifth mission to visit the Salyut 6 space station and carried the the EP-3 crew, which visited the long-duration Soyuz 29 resident crew. The mission began on June 27, 1978, 15:27:21 UTC, launching Commander Pyotr Klimuk and Research Engineer Mirosław Hermaszewski, the first Polish cosmonaut, into orbit. They docked with the station the next day. During their 7-day stay on the station, crew conducted various scientific and medical experiments. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on July 5, 1978, 13:30:20 UTC.

Location

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz U

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

Crew

Pyotr Klimuk

Pyotr Klimuk

Commander - Belarusian

Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk (Belarusian: Пётр Ільіч Кліму́к; Russian: Пётр Ильич Климу́к; born 10 July 1942) is a former Soviet cosmonaut and the first Belarusian to perform space travel. Klimuk made three flights into space. Klimuk attended the Leninski Komsomol Chernigov High Aviation School and entered the Soviet Air Force in 1964. The following year, he was selected to join the space programme. His first flight was a long test flight on Soyuz 13 in 1973. This was followed by a mission to the Salyut 4 space station on Soyuz 18 in 1975. From 1976 he became involved in the Intercosmos and made his third and final spaceflight on an Intercosmos flight with Polish cosmonaut Mirosław Hermaszewski on Soyuz 30.

Mirosław Hermaszewski

Mirosław Hermaszewski

Research Cosmonaut - Polish

Mirosław Hermaszewski is a retired Polish Air Force officer and cosmonaut. He became the first (and to this day remains the only) Polish national in space, when he flew aboard the Soviet Soyuz 30 spacecraft in 1978.

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