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16/01/1969 First docking of two manned spacecrafts


SOYUZ 4 & 5 - Docking and Undocking (1969/01/16)


1969: Soyuz 5 (USSR)


Soyuz 4 & 5 - Orbiter Space Flight Simulator

Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 4 docked with her sister Soyuz 5. The radio call sign of the crew was 'Amur', while Soyuz 5 was 'Baikal'. This referred to the trans-Siberian railway project called the Baikal-Amur Mainline, which was under construction at the time. Cosmonauts Aleksei Yeliseyev and Yevgeny Khrunov have been transferred between the vessels.
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