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3 Cosmonauts Head for Space Station

September 17, 1985|From Reuters

MOSCOW — The Soviet Union today launched a spacecraft carrying three cosmonauts into orbit to join two spacemen already aboard the Salyut-7 space station, the official Tass press agency said.

Cmdr. Vladimir Vasyutin, pilot Georgy Grechko and researcher Alexander Volkov blasted off at 4:39 p.m. Moscow time, the agency said. The flight is the ninth manned mission to the Salyut-7 station since the complex was placed in space in April, 1982.

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