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    NEAR DZHEZKAZGAN, USSR

    Soyuz T-12 cosmonauts, including Svetlana Savitskaya, who became the first woman to walk in space, ended their 12-day mission successfully on July 29, landing their space-craft 140 kilometres (85 miles) east of the city of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan in Soviet Central Asia.

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    1. GV Soviet space capsule descending with parachute from sky. 0.30
    2. GV Recovery helicopters stand by. 0.34
    3. CU PULL BACK TO GV Officials inspect damaged capsule. 0.42
    4. SCU Cosmonaut speaks. (SOT) 0.49
    5. SCU Svetlana Savitskaya space walk woman speaks. (SOT) 1.11
    6. SCU Cosmonaut speaks to reporters. (SOT) 1.36
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    Background: NEAR DZHEZKAZGAN, USSR

    Soyuz T-12 cosmonauts, including Svetlana Savitskaya, who became the first woman to walk in space, ended their 12-day mission successfully on July 29, landing their space-craft 140 kilometres (85 miles) east of the city of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan in Soviet Central Asia. Savitskaya, 35, the flight engineer on the journey, and fellow cosmonauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Igor Volk were awarded the Order of Lenin, the Soviet Union's highest civil decoration when they returned. During their trip, the cosmonauts boarded Salyut-7 space station, which has been orbiting for more than six months. Savitskaya, who visited Salyut-7 nearly two years ago, returned to space last week to test new cutting and welding instruments to be used for expanding the Soviet Union's permanent space stations. A cosmonaut since 1980, Savitskaya, according to Soviet Weekly was dubbed "Miss Sensation" by the British press when 14 years ago she won the world aerobatics championship in Britain. Three cosmonauts remain in orbit aboard Salyut-7, hoping to outlast the 211-day space endurance record set by Soviet cosmonauts in 1982. The study of long-term effects of space flights is a fundamental part of the Soviet space programme's goal of permanently manned space stations.

    Source: TSS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9IA1LTQYRIUAVDDA60K3WUITP
    Media URN:
    VLVA9IA1LTQYRIUAVDDA60K3WUITP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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