|Launch:||June 15, 1978 20:16:45 UTC|
|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.
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