|Mission Name:||Soyuz 17|
|Call Sign:||Зенит (Zenit - "Zenith")|
|Number of Crew Members:||2|
|Launch:||January 11, 1975|
|Landing:||February 10, 1975|
110km NE of Tselinograd
|Duration:||29 days, 13 hours, 19 minutes|
|Number of Orbits:||479|
Soyuz 17 carried cosmonauts Georgi Grechko and Aleksei Gubarev to the Salyut 4 space station for a month-long stay. Upon entering the new station, they found a humorous note from its builders, telling them to "Wipe your feet!"
Experiments carried out on board the station were mostly of an astronomical nature, with observations of the Sun, the Earth, and the planets.