Salyut 6 space station

Salyut 6 space station

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Salyut 6 space station. This was a Soviet orbital space station, designed for crews to conduct experiments, earth resource observation, and to observe the effects of spaceflight on the human body. Launched in September 1977, Salyut 6 was in service until July 1982, when it was deorbited and replaced by its successor, Salyut 7. Photographed by German cosmonaut Sigmund Jahn on the 3rd of September 1978.

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Keywords: 1970s, 1978, 20th century, 3rd september 1978, aeronautics, artificial satellite, astronomical, black background, cosmonautics, earth orbit, in orbit, manned spaceflight, orbiting, russian, salyut 6, satellite, soviet, space, space flight, space race, space station, spaceflight, ussr

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