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Soyuz TM-7 training. Crew member (on capsule in spacesuit) training in splashdown recovery for the Soyuz TM-7 mission. Soyuz TM-7 was a joint Franco-Soviet mission to the Mir space station. The crew members were Alexander Volkov (commander, born 1948), Jean-Loup Chretien (researcher, France, born 1938), and Sergei Krikalev (engineer, born 1958). Soyuz TM-7 was launched on 26 November 1988. Chretien stayed on Mir for 24 days, returning with the crew of Soyuz TM-4. Volkov and Krikalyov stayed in orbit for 151 days, returning on 27 April 1989. Photographed in Russia, in August 1988.
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