1974, Soyuz 14 Launched with Two cosmonauts
On this day July 3, 1974, Soyuz 14 launched with two cosmonauts to Salyut 3 space station.
The Soyuz 14 is also the name given to the Soyuz spacecraft which was used to bring the cosmonauts to and from the station. The mission was part of the Soviet Union’s Almaz program to evaluate the military applications of human spaceflight.
The mission’s crew members were cosmonauts Pavel Popovich (Commander) and Yuri Artyukhin (Flight Engineer).
The flight was the first successful mission to a space station by the Soviets.
Salyut 3 space station successfully launched on 24 June 1974.
After 15 days of mission, In 19 July 1974, Soyuz 14 landed at Dzhezkazgan