• Short Summary

    The Soviet Union's two Salyut-6 Spacemen returned to earth on Thursday (16 March) after the longest manned space mission every made.

  • Description

    The Soviet Union's two Salyut-6 Spacemen returned to earth on Thursday (16 March) after the longest manned space mission every made.

    SYNOPSIS: Having spent 96 days in space, the two cosmonauts, Yuri Romanenko and Georgy Grechko, and left their Salyut-6 space laboratory and boarded their Soyuz-27 module for the return to earth. Soviet Space chiefs described their departure from the space laboratory, and their re-entry through the Earth's atmosphere, as a highly successful operation.

    The descent took three and a quarter hours, and they touched down right on target near the town of Tselinograd, in the northern Kazakhstan region of Soviet Central Asia. Their spell of more that 96 days in space had broken the previous American record by more that two weeks.

    On their return to the Baikonur Cosmodrome -- from where they had blasted off -- the cosmonauts were given a spirited welcome. Tass news agency said their first assignment was an intensive medical check-up to see how they fared after their record space flight.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6GCJJ01863SI02WRHFUJM7XFJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6GCJJ01863SI02WRHFUJM7XFJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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