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Kozelsky Artyukhin Romanov

01 April 1981 Backup Crew: Sarafanov, Preobrazhensky, Yuyukov. Nation: USSR. Program: Almaz. Spacecraft: TKS.

TKS capsule hatchTKS capsule hatch - The crew of the TKS went from the descent capsule to the main spacecraft cabin through this hatch in the heat shield of the capsule. The central crew couch folded up to give access to the hatch. A similar arrangement was to be used in Gemini B for the USAF MOL (Manned Orbiting Laboratory).

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