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Soyuz 14

Soyuz 14
Mission Statistics
Mission Name:Soyuz 14
Call Sign:Беркут (Berkut - "Golden Eagle")
Number of Crew Members:2
Launch:July 3, 1974
18:51 UTC
Landing:July 19, 1974
12:21 UTC
140km SE of Dzkezkazgan
Duration:15 days, 17 hours, 30 minutes
Number of Orbits:255

Soyuz 14 carried cosmonauts Yuri Artyukhin and Pavel Popovich to the Salyut 3 space station. The mission was part of the Soviet Union's Almaz programme to evaluate military applications of human spaceflight. At the time, however, the military nature of this mission and the station itself were not acknowledged by Soviet authorities.

During their two-week stay on the station, the cosmonauts undertook military reconnaisance tasks and various biomedical experiments. All mission objectives were reportedly met.


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