Death of the Soyuz 11 Astronauts

Death of the Soyuz 11 Astronauts - Nicholas Buttler LU...

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Nicholas Buttler LU 1103-29 Lipscomb Seminar: Houston, We Have a Problem Dr. Gwinn Death of the Soyuz 11 Astronauts “The Soviet Union reported this morning the death of the three-man crew of the Salyut laboratory that had set a world endurance record orbiting the earth.” Three Soviet astronauts were found dead in the Soyuz 11 space ship on June 29. “All functions were operating normally, Tass said, as the Soyuz capsule made its re-entry into the earths atmosphere this morning after a flight that lasted 24 days.” The Soyuz 11 space ship had docked with the Salyut space station and broken the record for human endurance in space. The previous record was 17 days, 16 hours, and 58 minutes. It was set by Soyuz 9. The reason for the mission was, according to Colonel Dobrovolsky, was “for work on the ferry craft, for docking with the Salyut and for engineering, astrophysical and medical experiments” (Gwertzman 1:8-8:1). The entire mission seemed to be fine.
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