Soyuz | Soyuz 8

Soviet Space Program launch of a Soyuz Rocket


Soviet Space Program was scheduled to launch a Soyuz rocket as part of the Soyuz 8 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Mon Oct 13th 1969 5:09 AM from 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Soyuz 8

Soyuz 8 was a joint mission with Soyuz 6 and Soyuz 7 that saw three spacecraft in orbit together at the same time. It prime mission was to dock and transfer crew to Soyuz 7 but the mission failed due to docking system failure. Soyuz 8 was Commanded by Vladimir Shatalov and Flight Engineer Aleksei Yeliseyev.

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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