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Soyuz cosmonauts being interviewed after a successful landing. The cosmonauts are, from left to right, Valery Polyakov, Alexander Volkov and Sergei Krikalev. This was after the return of Soyuz mission TM-7, which flew to the space station Mir. TM-7 launched on 26th November 1988, and carried Volkov and Krikalev to Mir, along with the French mission specialist Jean-Loup Chretien. It collected Polyakov (who had arrived on Mir on mission TM-6 on 19th August 1988) and left Chretien on the space station. TM-7 landed on Earth on 27th April 1989.
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