• Short Summary

    Andrian Nikolayev, Commander of the Soyuz-9 spacecraft which returned safely to earth on Friday (19 June), talked to his family on earth by television link earlier in the record breaking flight to celebrate his daughter's birthday.

  • Description

    Andrian Nikolayev, Commander of the Soyuz-9 spacecraft which returned safely to earth on Friday (19 June), talked to his family on earth by television link earlier in the record breaking flight to celebrate his daughter's birthday.

    The two man spacecraft spent nearly 18 days in orbit breaking the record of almost 14 days set by United States Gemini-7 in 1965.

    During the first week of the flight on June 8 the space-commander's wife, former cosmonaut Valentine Tereshkove, and his six-year-old daughter Alyonka, visited a space centre to talk with Soyuz-9 over a television circuit.

    At one point in the two-way conversation the cosmonaut held up a doll given to him by his daughter before the flight. Soyuz-9 with the two cosmonauts on board was reported to have landed in Kazakhstan after more than 400 orbits of the earth.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6IAC36S7HFAW8O344OCNT53GF
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IAC36S7HFAW8O344OCNT53GF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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