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Soyuz 21



Soyuz 21 was a Soviet manned spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It carried Cosmonauts Volynov and Zholobov and docked with the Salyut 5 space station. The mission was to last two months but was cut short by a gradually worstening illness of Zholobov. The capsule landed 200 km SW of Kokchetav.

Alternate Names

  • 08934
  • Soyuz21

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1976-07-06
Launch Vehicle: Modified SS-6 (Sapwood) with 2nd Generation (Longer) Upper Stage
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), U.S.S.R
Mass: 6750 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (U.S.S.R)


  • Human Crew

Additional Information

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