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02/03/1978 First non-American or Soviet astronaut

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Salyut 6 pt 1 - 2 (english)

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Salyut 6 pt 2 - 2 (english)

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Russian Soyuz Capsule

Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 28 was launched to the Salyut 6 space station. The crew consisted of Soviet citizen Aleksei Gubarev and Czechoslovak citizen Vladimir Remek. Remek was the first person launched into space who was not a citizen of the United States or the Soviet Union. His flight was the first mission of the Intercosmos program which gave Soviet satellite states access to space.