Soyuz 11 television coverage

Soyuz 11 television coverage

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Caption: Soyuz 11 television coverage. Soviet cosmonaut Georgy Dobrovolsky (1928-1971) during muscle training live on television during the Soyuz 11 mission (6-30 June 1971). Dobrovolsky was the mission commander, with two other cosmonauts under his command. Soyuz 11 went disastrously wrong. The crew spent 23 days onboard Salyut 1 space station. On re-entry there was a leak in the descent module. When it landed the crew were found asphyxiated due to the loss of atmosphere from the module. Following this, Soyuz crews were reduced to two so that there was room to wear spacesuits on take-off and landing.

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