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Soyuz 6

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Mission:Soyuz 6
Call sign:Antey (Antaeus)
Launch:October 11, 1969 11:10 UTC
Baikonur LC31
Landing:October 16, 1969 09:52 UTC
51° North 71° East
Duration:4 days 22 hours 42 minutes

Soyuz 6 was part of a joint mission with Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 8 that saw three Soyuz spacecraft in orbit together at the same time, carrying seven cosmonauts.

The crew was made up of Georgi Shonin and Valeri Kubasov, who carried out important experiments in space welding, testing a number of different welding techniques under vacuum conditions. Another objective was to take high-quality movie photography of Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 8 docking, but this failed to occur.

Last Soyuz mission: Soyuz 5, Next Soyuz mission: Soyuz 7

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