Welcome to Astronomy & Telescope Astronomy



· Home
· AvantGo
· Content
· Downloads
· Encyclopedia
· Feedback
· Forums
· Journal
· Members List
· Private Messages
· Recommend Us
· Reviews
· Search
· Statistics
· Stories Archive
· Submit News
· Surveys
· Top 10
· Topics
· Web Links
· Your Account

  Who's Online

There are currently, 7 guest(s) and 0 member(s) that are online.

You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here




Select Interface Language:


  Random Headlines

[ Observing ]

·Astronomy: Observing - Specialist-THE OBSERVING SPECIALIST
·Astronomy: Observing - Object-DECIDING WHAT TO OBSERVE
·Astronomy: Observing - TYPES OF OBSERVING

  Space Traveler: Astronomy: Space Traveler - Tragedy-TRAGIC OUTCOME
Posted on Tuesday, December 07 @ 14:07:47 CST by astronomy
  Space Traveler


The Soviet's new Soyuz ("union") program dovetailed with the conclusion of Project Gemini. The Soyuz craft was designed for docking and for taking cosmonauts to the Moon.

In April 1967, Soyuz 1 was to rendezvous with a second vehicle, Soyuz 2. The flight, piloted by Vladimir Komorav, ended in tragedy when Soyuz 1 developed serious control problems
early in the flight. Its landing parachute failed to open, and Vladimir Komorav was killed.

Docking attempts continued with the launch of Soyuz 2 and 3 in October 1968. This attempt failed, but both spacecraft returned safely to Earth. Not until January 1969 did Soyuz 4 and 5 achieve a successful docking and crew transfer from one spacecraft to the other. By then, however, the Americans were orbiting 1 astronauts around the Moon.




Don't have an account yet? You can create one. As a registered user you have some advantages like theme manager, comments configuration and post comments with your name.

  Related Links

· More about Space Traveler
· News by astronomy

Most read story about Space Traveler:
Astronomy: Space Traveler


  Article Rating

Average Score: 0
Votes: 0

Please take a second and vote for this article:

Very Good



 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly

 Send to a Friend Send to a Friend


Associated Topics

Space Traveler

"Login" | Login/Create an Account | 0 comments
The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

No Comments Allowed for Anonymous, please register

  Astronomy & Telescope Astronomy

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2004 by Astronomy & Telescope Astronomy
You can syndicate our news using the file backend.php or ultramode.txt