Soyuz T-7

Soyuz T-7 is the mission name for the flight of a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft to the Soviet space station Salyut 7 It was the third visit by a Soyuz spacecraft in this space station and the 67th flight in the Soviet Sojusprogramm.


Start crew

  • Leonid Ivanovich Popov ( third space flight), Commander
  • Alexander Alexandrovich Serebrov ( first space flight), flight engineer
  • Svetlana Evgenevna Sawizkaja ( first space flight), Forschungskosmonautin

Also Popov, reaching the Soviet record of three flights into orbit. Neither Serebrov still Sawizkaja had previously belonged to a reserve team.

Backup crew

  • Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, Commander
  • Viktor Petrovich Savinykh, Flight Engineer
  • Irina Rudolfowna Pronina, Forschungskosmonautin

Return crew

  • Anatoly Nikolayevich Beresowoi ( first space flight ), Commander
  • Valentin Lebedev Vitalyevich ( second space flight), flight engineer

Mission overview

On August 19, 1982, the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist occurred Republic. The ship brought supplies and mail for the crew of the Salyut station. Svetlana Sawizkaja was made the command module of the Soyuz T-7 as a private room.

On December 10, 1982, the return capsule with Valentin Lebedev and Anatoly Beresowoi landed on board after 113 days 1 hour 50 minutes and 44 seconds and 1,825 times around the world 118 km east of Schesqasghan Kazakhstan.