Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

In Russia, today (April 12th) is known as “The Cosmonautics Day”, as on 12th April 1961 Yuri Gagarin made his first flight to space. TV stations are usually airing something connected with space exploration and we post here a film strip for high school children made back in 1983. I didn’t have any idea that they had taken panoramic shots of the surface of Venus as far back as the early 1980s.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

“This film strip is to educate students on the achievements of the┬álast five years of Soviet cosmonautics”.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

“Building space stations – a highway for the development of Soviet cosmonautics”

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

“For five days, four cosmonauts worked on board the scientific research complex, consisting of a space station and two space ships”

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

“Then a new complex was built, which included a cargo ship.”

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

“First international crew USSR/Czechoslovakia”

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

“140 days spent in space by Kovalenok and Ivanchenko. They have been visited two times by international crews and three times by cargo ships”.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Klimuk and Germashevskiy, a second international crew, USSR and Poland. They spent 7 days on the station.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

A third international crew. USSR and Eastern Germany.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

The next long term expedition to the space station lasted 175 days. Lyahov and Ryumin arrived in 1979 and were visited three times by cargo ships.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

One of this cargo ships has delivered an assembled space telescope, with an antenna as large as 30 feet in diameter.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Lyahin and Ryumin were also visited by the fourth international crew of USSR / Bulgaria.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

One year later, Ryumin again visited the station. This time he stayed there for 185 days.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Then a new international crew arrived (USSR/Hungary)

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Then they got a visit from the Soyuz-T2 testers.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

And then sixth international crew arrived. USSR/Vietnam.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Later, a Cuban / Soviet crew paid a visit.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Another international crew of USSR and Mongolian cosmonauts.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

And another USSR and Romanian one.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

The Salyut-6 space station stayed in orbit for almost five years, for 676 days it was piloted by men. In this time, 16 crews paid a visit. While it was still in orbit, a new station was built and sent into space – the Salyut 7.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Berezov and Lebedev were the first crew of new Salyut 7 station. They set a record of 211 days in space, and were visited six times by cargo and manned ships.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

A Soviet-French crew visited them first.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Then the first mixed crew arrived with two men and one woman.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Soviet leader Andropov has congratulated the cosmonauts on setting the record for staying in space.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

“Our country send automated ships to space. They can stay in space from a few days to a… few thousands years”.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

“Weather satellites – a well timed weather forecast allows for savings of more than one billion rubles”

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

“Communication satellites Ekran, Molnia, Horizon, and Raduga. Thanks to them, almost all USSR regions can get a TV signal”

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

“Crops study station METEOR-NATURE”

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

International USSR/Czech satellite

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Soviet rockets also carry satellites made by French and Indian scientists.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Great are the new achievements in the study of Venus. In 1978, new ships studied chemical and electrical activity in the Venus atmosphere.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Venus 11 and Venus 12 landed 800 km apart of each other on Venus.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Four years later, Venus 13 has landed on Venus, crossing the distance of 300 million kilometers in four months. Four days later, Venus 14 came to Venus too.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Soviet scientists got color panoramic photos of the surface of Venus and got new data.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

Scientists receive panoramic shots from Venus 14.

Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip

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3 thoughts on “Soviet Space Exploration Film Strip”

  1. oh thank you so much e Russia team; I really like the “Russian space age Nostalgija !” i hope you have also old Mars pictures from that era, since NASO doesn’t reveals all the interesting discoveries,

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