Soyuz-U | Soyuz 24

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 24 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Mon, Feb 7th, 1977, 11:11 AM from 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Soyuz 24

Soyuz 24 was the last crewed flight to the Salyut 5 military space station. The mission began on February 7, 1977, 16:11 UTC, launching Commander Viktor Gorbatko and Flight Engineer Yuri Glazkov into orbit. They docked with the station the next day, where they partially replaced station's atmosphere, as it was presumed that toxic fumes contributed to deteriorated health of the Soyuz 21 crew. Gorbatko and Glazkov fininshed the research started by the previous expedition. This was the final flight to a military Salyut station and the final all-military crew to be launched by Soviets. Soyuz 24 returned to Earth with a safe landing on February 25, 1977, 09:38 UTC.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz U

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