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Soyuz TM-7 Soviet-French crew. Left to right: Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev (engineer, born 1958), Aleksandr Alexandrovich Volkov (commander, born 1948) and Jean-Loup Jacques Marie Chretien (researcher, France, born 1938). Soyuz TM-7 was a joint Franco-Soviet mission to the Mir space station. It 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. Volkov (the Soyuz pilot) and Chretien were presented with the award Hero of the Soviet Union (star and red bar). Photographed in Russia, in May 1989.
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