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Soyuz 29

Mission Statistics
Mission:Soyuz 29
Call sign:Photon
Launch:June 15, 1978 20:16:45 UTC
Baikonur LC1
Landing:September 3, 1978 11:40:34 UTC
46° North, 69° East
Duration:79 days 15 hours 23 minutes

Soyuz 29 was a soviet space mission to the Salyut 6 space station. The Commander was Vladimir Kovalyonok, and the flight engineer was Aleksandr Ivanchenkov. Vladimir Ljachov and Valeri Rjumin served as their backup crew. They were the second long-duration crew of Salyut 6.

During their stay on board of Salyut 6 two visiting crews docked with the station. The second one exchanged the Soyuz spacecraft, allowing the crew to stay in space longed then the designated lifetime of the spacecraft. They landed with the Soyuz 31 spacecraft on November 2, 1978.

The Soyuz 29 spacecraft landed with the visiting crew which launched with Soyuz 31 - Valery Bykovsky and Sigmund Jähn, the first German cosmonaut.

The capsule is on display in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany, on loan from the Militärhistorisches Museum in Dresden, Germany.

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